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Paul Hanly Furfey: Priest, Scientist, Social Reformer

Nicholas K. Rademacher


Paul Hanly Furfey (1896-1992) is one of U.S. Catholicism’s greatest champions of peace and social justice. In a career that spanned over five decades, Furfey attempted to compose a coherent and penetrating social reform agenda in theory and practice from the elements available to him at any given time. He attempted to remain as objective as possible by remaining attentive to facts derived from social analysis; the corporate wisdom of the Catholic Church; and best practices in the field, whether from professional social work, the personalism of radical Catholic social justice groups, or the pra ... More

Keywords: American Catholicism, Catholic Church, higher education, liberalism, liberation theology, personalism, radical Catholicism, sociology, supernatural sociology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780823276769
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823276769.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicholas K. Rademacher, author
Cabrini University