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Dr John Scally - Book CoverDr John Scally

Beresford Adjunct Assistant Professor in Ecclesiastical History

t: +353 1 896 3493/896 1297

Academic Degrees / Qualifications

Ph.D. Trinity College Dublin
M. Phil Ecumenics, Irish School of Ecumenics


John Scally has published 30 books to date (see selected publications below).  He is currently working on a book called Living Wells: The Christian Tradition as a Resource for Hope.  He has also contributed over fifty articles to academic theological journals.

Research Interests

History of Christian Thought, medical ethics, social ethics, media ethics, spirituality, ethics and sport, ecclesiology, the mystics, ecumenism.

Teaching Responsibilities

JF — Inculturations of Christianity in Europe and Ireland
SF/JS — Medieval Christianity
SF/JS — Reformation and Enlightenment
SS — Ethics and Politics

Recent Publications


As I Have Loved You, USA: Liguori Press, November, 2012.

Books Edited

Caring for Life: Dublin: Priory Institute, 2009


‘After the Fr. Reynolds Affair’, in The Furrow, January, 2012, pp. 54-55.

‘Does The Winner Take it All?: Ethics and Sport’ in Doctrine and Life, March, 2012, pp.46-56.

‘A Woman For our Time: The Enduring legacy of Catherine of Siena,’ in Religious Life Review March-April, 2011, pp: 17-27.

The Spirituality of John McGahern,’ in Doctrine and Life. December, 2010, pp. 17-27.

List of Publications pre 2009

Contact Details

Room 5011, Arts Building, Trinity College
p: + 353 (0)1 896 3493

Last updated 23 February 2018 (Email).