Patrick Murray (theologian)

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Patrick Aloysius Murray
Born 1811
Clones, County Monaghan
Died 1882
Maynooth, County Kildare
Occupation Theologian, writer

Patrick Aloysius Murray (1811 – 1882) was an Irish Roman Catholic theologian.

Life[edit]

Murray was born in Clones, County Monaghan, Ireland. He was educated at Maynooth College, he was elected a Dunboyne, or senior student, 1835. He received a curacy in Dublin, was appointed professor of English and French in Maynooth, 1838, and became professor of theology there, 1841. The remainder of his life he devoted mainly to theological science. In 1879, he was made prefect of the Dunboyne Establishment, a position he held until his death.[1]

Dr Murray wrote for the Dublin Review and for magazines, besides publishing four volumes called Essays, Chiefly Theological. His greatest work was De Ecclesia Christi, a masterpiece in positive and controversial theology.[1]

Murray died at Maynooth College, on 15 November 1882, and is buried in the College Cemetery.[2]

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