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Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Francis A. Sullivan, S.J.

theology department

Francis A. Sullivan, S.J.


Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Phone: 617-552-8152
Fax: 617-552-2977

Office Hours: By appointment


S.T.D., Gregorian University, 1956
M.A., Classics, Fordham University, 1948
M.A., Philosophy, Boston College, 1945

Research Interests

Ecclesiology, ecumenism, Church history


Fr. Sulivan has given courses to graduate students at Boston College on the following topics: Church, Sacrament of Salvation; Ministry in the Early Church; Evaluation and Interpretation of Documents of the Magisterium; Ecclesiological Issues in Ecumenical Dialogues; Documents of Vatican II.

Selected Publications

From Apostles to Bishops. The Development of the Episcopacy in the Early Church, 2001

Creative Fidelity. Weighing and Interpreting Documents of the Magisterium, 1996

Salvation Outside the Church? 1992

The Church We Believe In: One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic, 1988

Magisterium: Teaching Authority in the Catholic Church, 1983

Charisms and Charismatic Renewal, 1982