Saint John's University to honor Kroc director Appleby

Author: Michael O. Garvey


R. Scott Appleby, professor of history and John M. Regan Director of the University of Notre Dames Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, will give the commencement address and receive an honorary doctor of laws degree May 14 (Sunday) atSaint JohnsUniversityinCollegeville,Minn.

A member of the Notre Dame faculty since 1994, Appleby was graduated from the University in 1978 and holds masters and doctoral degrees from theUniversityofChicago.Before returning to Notre Dame, he chaired the religious studies department ofSt.XavierCollegeinChicagofrom 1985 to 1987, and he co-directed the Fundamentalism Project, an international public policy study, from 1988 to 1993.

In addition to serving as director of the Kroc Institute, Appleby teaches courses in American religious history and comparative religious movements.He is the author ofThe Ambivalence of the Sacred: Religion, Violence and Reconciliation,andChurch and Age Unite! The Modernist Impulse in American Catholicismand co-author ofTransforming Parish Ministry: The Changing Roles of Clergy, Laity, and Women Religious.He also is editor ofSpokesmen for the Despised: Fundamentalist Leaders of the Middle Eastand co-editor of the five-volumeFundamentalism Projectand ofBeing Right: Conservative Catholics inAmerica.

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