John W. O’ Mally was an American academic, Catholic historian, and Jesuit priest. He was a well know University Professor at Georgetown University, housed in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies.
John W. O’Malley passed away on September 11, 2022, at the age of 95. On the grounds of Georgetown University, he was interred in the Jesuit Cemetery. According to the Jesuit neighborhood of St. Claude de la Colombiere, where he lived after graduating from Georgetown University in 2020, he had lung cancer. He was incredibly active; he published 14 novels and edited eight more.
Because of his clear, straightforward writing style and ability to translate complex concepts into understandable English, many of his books sold as well to general readers as they did to academics. They were translated into many different languages.
He was most well-known as a historian of the Jesuit order, which Ignatius Loyola established in 1540 in order to give the Vatican, according to popular opinion, a robust defense against the Reformation and to broaden its influence by establishing educational institutions.
John William O’Malley was born in Tiltonsville, Ohio, a small town along the Ohio River bordering West Virginia, on June 11, 1927. He was the only child of Elizabeth O’Malley, a homemaker, and Charles O’Malley, a wholesale confectioner’s sales manager.
His father’s family was predominantly German with an Irish surname, therefore he was nurtured in both a Catholic and a Protestant setting both within his own family and in the tight-knit Tiltonsville community. Even though he had never met a Jesuit, he had already decided to become a priest by the time he was in high school. Because of the order’s commitment to education, he was drawn to it. He entered the novitiate in 1946, and he was ordained in 1959.
Before becoming a university professor at Georgetown University, he served as a faculty member at the University of Detroit from 1965 to 1979 and at the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Weston Jesuit School of Theology. O’Malley is well known for his books The First Jesuits, which has been translated into 12 languages, and What Happened at Vatican II.
He has won various honors for his contributions to Catholic history, religious culture, and theology. The Graduate School of Arts at Harvard University presented him with the Centennial Medal. Both the American Catholic Historical Association and the Renaissance Society of America have had him as their president. He received the Society of Italian Historical Studies Grand Prize in 2002 and the Renaissance Society of America Award in 2005.
He joined the Society of Jesus and later earned a Ph.D. in history from Harvard University.
According to the sources available, he has an estimated net worth of $1 to 2 million.
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