Rev. Michael Himes

Michael Himes
Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

Father Michael Himes, a priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn, New York, and a professor of theology at Boston College, holds two gifts in uncommon balance – the rigor of the committed scholar (PhD University of Chicago) and the rare ability to make heavy duty erudition accessible and inviting to many. A pre-eminent ecclesiologist with a focus on nineteenth century Catholicism and its influence on current public theology and the rise of humanistic atheism, Father Himes’ intellectual range has established him as a sought-after partner in interdisciplinary dialogue. Honored by the academy with multiple awards for his books, Father Himes received Outstanding Teaching awards from students at Notre Dame and Boston College.