Ralph McInerny

The late Ralph McInerny was the Michael P. Grace professor of medieval studies and the director of the Jacques Maritain Center at Notre Dame University. He was a co-founder of Crisis magazine and the author of the Father Dowling mystery series. As a specialist in the philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas he has written and edited several books on the subject.

Ralph McInerny is featured on the bonus track for Volume 52, where he talks about natural theology and about his mystery novels. Click here to listen to the segment. (Left click to stream; right click to save.)

Additional information about McInerny is available through the web pages of ISI Books.


Volume 52

Guests on Volume 52: Tom Shippey, on J. R. R. Tolkien: Author of the Century; Jeffrey Meyers, on George Orwell’s illuminating use of language; Ralph McInerny, on natural theology and the "subjective turn" in philosophy; Daniel Ritchie, on William Cowper and how we know the world; Ian Ker, on John Henry Newman and the purpose of education; Mark Schwehn, on teaching, community, and virtue; Gilbert Meilaender, on ways to think about work; and Tiina Nunnally, on the prose of Sigrid Undset.