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Merrimack College was founded in 1947 and is a small, comprehensive, modern Catholic center of higher learning in the Northeast. Merrimack College reflects in its policies the teaching traditions of the founding Order of St. Augustine: to provide, in a Christi... more.
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Augustinian Heritage Institute
Joseph T. Kelley
Vice President for Mission Effectiveness, Merrimack College
- Joseph T. Kelley, Ph.D.
Buddhist Analogues of Sin and Grace: A Dialogue with Augustine
Goldstein, Joseph and Jack Kornfield (1987).
Kitagawa, Joseph and Mark Cummings (eds). (1989).  My thanks to Dr. Joseph Kelley (director of the Center for Augustinian Study at Merrimack College) for arranging my coming to the 2001 Thagaste Symposium from which this essay issued.
Dr. Joseph Kelley, associate professor of religious and theological studies at Merrimack College, called upon the thinking of Swiss psychoanalyst Carl Jung to explain the phenomenon.
Jung believed external religious images such as statues, icons, and sacraments receive their power from the deeper spiritual realities in the souls of people who revere the images, Kelley said. "A person sees the image of Jesus somewhere because the inner presence of Christ is active in their spiritual life and is projected out into the external world. So a person's conviction about the outer image is rooted in her or his inner spiritual life," said Kelley. In the constant effort to say the dumbest, most ignorant thing ever, Joe takes the lead once more. Gun control led to Holocaust: Jews, others â€˜unable to defend themselves,â€™ says Joe the Plumber According to Joe the Plumber, gun control is to blame for the Holocaust. "Joe is a student of historyâ€¦there's nothing offensive about it, it's just historical fact," Christofanelli told Politicker, "It's a historical fact that Hitler implemented gun control before the Holocaust and that's just a fact that was pointed out in the video."
Saint Augustine of Hippo: Selections from Confessions and Other Essential Writings—Annotated & Explained
Annotation by Joseph T. Kelley, PhD
With fresh translations drawn from Augustine's voluminous writings and probing facing-page commentary, Augustinian scholar Joseph T. Kelley, PhD, provides insight into the mind and heart of this foundational Christian figure. Kelley illustrates how Augustine's keen intellect, rhetorical skill and passionate faith reshaped the theological language and dogmatic debates of early Christianity. He explores the stormy religious arguments and political upheavals of the fifth century, Augustine's controversial teachings on predestination, sexuality and marriage, and the deep undercurrents of Augustine's spiritual quest that still inspire Christians today. One can only hope that this book is the first of many on Saint Augustine to flow from Dr. Kelley's pen." -Donald X. Burt, OSA, professor emeritus, Villanova University "Becoming acquainted with Christianity necessarily entails encountering Saint Augustine. Joseph Kelley's illuminating anthology is a compelling introduction to the ancient church's most profound thinker." Joseph T. Kelley, PhD, is founder of the Center for Augustinian Study and Legacy, associate professor in religious and theological studies, and former provost at Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts. As a board member of the Augustinian Heritage Institute (Villanova, Pennsylvania), he helps oversee a new English translation series of the complete works of Saint Augustine by New City Press. He is author of Faith in Exile: Seeking Hope in Times of Doubt, 101 Questions and Answers on Prayer, and 101 Questions and Answers on the Four Last Things.