May 2017: New Biography of John Wynne Available

Michael Lombardo’s Founding Father, now available in Brill’s Jesuit Studies book series, is the first critical biography John Wynne, S.J., the founding editor of the Catholic Encyclopedia and America magazine. According to Brill, “Lombardo uses theological inculturation to explore the ways in which Wynne used his publications to negotiate American Catholic citizenship during the Progressive Era.” For Lombardo, Wynne was “part of a flowering of early-twentieth century American Catholic intellectual thought that made him a key forerunner to the mid-century Catholic Revival.”

Lombardo’s introduction to Founding Father is available on Google books.

Read Wynne’s obituary from Woodstock Letters at the Jesuit Online Library.


More information on Founding Father can be found at the Brill website.