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Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Robert Daly, S.J.

theology department

Robert Daly, S.J.

Professor Emeritus

Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Phone: 617-552-3887
Fax: 617-552-0794

Office hours by appointment.


A.B., M.A., Boston College
M.A., Catholic University
Dr Theol; Dissertation topic: "Christian Sacrifice: the Judaeo-Christian Background before Origen"

Research Interests

Editor of Theological Studies, 1991-95; editing unpublished works of Edward Kilmartin, S.J.; continuing research on Christian sacrifice

Selected Publications

“Robert Bellarmine and Post-Tridentine Eucharistic Theology.” In From Trent to Vatican II: Historical and Theological Investigations, eds. Raymond F. Bulman and Frederick J. Parella, 81–101. Oxford: University Press, 2006.

“On the Biblical Concept of Creation.” In The Dialogue between Science and Religion: What We Have Learned from One Another, ed. Patrick H. Byrne, 85–112. Scranton, PA: University of Scranton Press, 2005.

“Eucharistic Origins: from the New Testament to the Liturgies of the Golden Age.” Theological Studies 66 (2005): 3–22.

“Commentary on This Holy Mystery: A United Methodist Understanding of Holy Communion.” In Christian Ecumenism: 40 Years after “Unitatis Redintegratio”. The 18th International Congress of Jesuit Ecumenists, Clongowes Wood College, Dublin, Ireland 12–18 July 2005. Rome: Secretariat for Interreligious Dialogue; Curia S.J. (C.P. 6139, 00195 Roma Prati, Italy): 82–91.

“The Power of Sacrifice in Ancient Judaism and Christianity.” In Understanding Religious Sacrifice: A Reader, ed. Jeffrey Carter, 342–56. London/New York: Continuum, 2003.

“Sacrificial Preaching.” Preach. Enlivening the Pastoral Art (January/February 2005): 26–29.

“Sacrifice: the Way to enter the Paschal Mystery.” America 188, no. 16 (May 12, 2003) 14–17.

“Eucharsistic Praying: the Classical Christian Eucharistic Prayer Used as a Model for Constructing Prayers for Use in Other (i.e. Non-Sacramental) Ecumenical and Interreligious Settings.” In Current Issues in Ecclesiology, The 17th International Congress of Jesuit Ecumenists, Manreza Retreat House, Dobogókö, Hungary, 25–29 July, 2003. Rome: Secretariat for Interreligious Dialogue; Curia S.J. (C.P. 6139, 00195 Roma Prati, Italy): 114–129.

“Sacrifice Unveiled or Sacrifice Revisited: Trinitarian and Liturgical Perspectives.” Theological Studies 64 (2003): 24–42.

“Marriage, Eucharist, and Christian Sacrifice.” The INTAMS Review 9 (Spring 2003): 56–75.

“Introduction” and “Epilogue.” As Guest editor of Contagion 9 (2002): 1–3, 193–96. This volume = the Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Colloquium on Violence and Religion on the Theme; “Violence and Institution in Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam,” Boston College, 31 May–3 June, 2000.

“Violence and Institution in Christianity.” Contagion 9 (2002): 4–33.

Edward J. Kilmartin, The Eucharist in the West (Liturgical Press, 1998)

"Is Christianity Sacrificial or Antisacrificial?" Religion 27 (1997) 231-43

"Sacrifice," in The New Dictionary of Theology

"The Power of Sacrifice in Ancient Judaism and Christianity," Journal of Ritual Studies 4/2 (1990): 181-98