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Ralph McInerny is among the most noted Catholic philosophers and authors of our day. He has taught at the University of Notre Dame since 1955, and since 1978 has been the Michael P. Grace Professor of Medieval Studies. He also serves as Director of the Jacques Maritain Center at Notre Dame. McInerny has written a number of important works on St. Thomas Aquinas, and helped found Crisis magazine, a publication that addresses problems facing contemporary society from the standpoint of the Catholic tradition. Alongside his academic work, McInerny authored the best-selling and internationally-acclaimed Father Dowling Mysteries, which were also made into a series for Public Television. Recently, Ralph McInerny was appointed to President Bush's Council for Arts and The Humanities.
Interviewer Joseph Bottum is the literary editor of the Weekly Standard magazine, poetry editor of the journal First Things, and host of the nationally syndicated radio program "Book Talk." His writing has appeared in Atlantic Monthly, the Wall Street Journal, Commentary, National Review, and many other magazines and newspapers. A native of South Dakota, with a Ph.D. in philosophy from Boston College, he lives in Washington, D.C.
Program Length: 65 minutes.
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