Santa Clara University

Religious Studies department

1058 Santa Clara Street, #13
Santa Clara, Ca. 95050
t: (408) 246-3832

Location: Kenna Hall

Denise Lardner Carmody, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

Dr. Carmody was born in Baltimore, MD. She received an A.B. at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland (1958), and an M.A. at Boston College (1966). She had loved philosophy as an undergrad; in particular, questions about epistemology (how people know) led to an abiding interest in comparative religious studies. She pursued that interest by earning a Ph.D. in the philosophy of religion from Boston College in 1970. Denise has published over fifty books and is currently beginning work on the 7th edition to Ways to the Center. Her research interests are Roman Catholicism and world religions. She will retire in June, 2012.

PMIN 225 Church History
PMIN 204 Church
TESP 121R The Church and the Future

Selected Publications: (for a complete list, access CV here)
Ways to the Center, 6th ed. Thomson/Wadsworth An Ideal Church. Paulist Press Serene Compassion: A Christian Appreciation of Buddhism. Oxford University Press

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