Patrick Murray (theologian)
|Patrick Aloysius Murray|
Clones, County Monaghan
Maynooth, County Kildare
Patrick Aloysius Murray (1811 – 1882) was an Irish Roman Catholic theologian.
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.
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.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Coghlan, Daniel (1913). "Patrick Murray". In Herbermann, Charles. Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton.
- O'Donoghue, David James (1894). "Murray, Patrick Aloysius". In Lee, Sidney. Dictionary of National Biography. 39. London: Smith, Elder & Co. p. 400-01.
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