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Ralph M. McInerny (1929–2010)

Author of A Student's Guide to Philosophy

147+ Works 4,282 Members 47 Reviews 2 Favorited

About the Author

Ralph McInerny was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on February 24, 1929. He served in the Marine Corps in the late 1940s. He received a bachelor's degree from St. Paul Seminary in 1951, a master's degree from the University of Minnesota in 1952 and a doctorate in philosophy from Laval University in show more Quebec in 1954. He was a member of the University of Notre Dame faculty from 1955 until 2009. He gained international renown as a scholar, author and lecturer who specialized in the works of St. Thomas Aquinas. During his academic career, he was the Michael P. Grace Professor of Medieval Studies and director of the Jacques Maritain Center at the University of Notre Dame. He is founder and publisher of Catholic Dossier magazine and co-founder of Crisis magazine. His philosophical works include Aquinas on Human Action, The Question of Christian Ethics, and Aquinas and Analogy. His novels include the Father Dowling Mystery series, an Andrew Broom Mystery series, and the Sister Mary Teresa Mystery series. He also wrote under the pseudonyms of Harry Austin, Matthew FitzRalph, Ernan Mackey, Edward Mackin, and Monica Quill. He died on January 29, 2010 at the age of 80. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Series

Works by Ralph M. McInerny

A Student's Guide to Philosophy (2014) 218 copies, 1 review
Desert Sinner: A Father Dowling Mystery (1992) 108 copies, 1 review
Slight of body (1989) 92 copies
St. Thomas Aquinas (1977) 81 copies, 1 review
Judas Priest: A Father Dowling Mystery (1991) 79 copies, 2 reviews
Seed of Doubt (1993) 68 copies, 2 reviews
The Red Hat (1998) 65 copies, 1 review
Getting a Way With Murder (1984) 64 copies, 1 review
Lack of the Irish (1998) 64 copies
The Widow's Mate (Father Dowling Mysteries) (2007) 61 copies, 3 reviews
The Priest (1973) 57 copies, 2 reviews
Four On The Floor (1989) 55 copies
Body and Soil (1989) 54 copies
Nun Plussed (1993) 53 copies
Aquinas and Analogy (1996) 49 copies, 1 review
Miracles: A Catholic View (1986) 47 copies
Second Vespers (1980) 47 copies
Stained Glass (Father Dowling Mysteries) (2009) 47 copies, 1 review
Savings And Loam (1990) 44 copies
The Defamation of Pius XII (2001) 43 copies
Triple Pursuit (Father Dowling Mysteries) (2001) 43 copies, 3 reviews
The Letter Killeth (2006) 43 copies, 2 reviews
Last Things: A Father Dowling Mystery (2003) 41 copies, 1 review
The Book of Kills (2000) 41 copies, 1 review
A Loss of Patients (1982) 40 copies
Irish Coffee (2003) 39 copies
Irish Alibi (2007) 38 copies
Ash Wednesday (2008) 37 copies, 1 review
Emerald Aisle (2001) 34 copies
Green thumb (2004) 33 copies
Cause And Effect (1987) 32 copies, 1 review
Frigor Mortis (1989) 30 copies
Celt and Pepper (2002) 29 copies, 2 reviews
Irish Gilt (2005) 28 copies
Rest in Pieces (1985) 27 copies
Mom and Dead (1994) 24 copies
Let Us Prey (1982) 24 copies
Murder Most Divine: Ecclesiastical Tales of Unholy Crimes (2000) — Editor; Contributor — 23 copies
Sham Rock (2012) 22 copies
Easeful Death (1991) 22 copies
LAW AND ARDOR (1995) 21 copies
Murder Most Catholic: Divine Tales of Profane Crimes (2002) — Editor & Contributor; Contributor — 21 copies
Relic of Time: The Rosary Chronicles (2009) 20 copies, 1 review
The Noonday Devil (1985) 19 copies
Sister Hood: A Sister Mary Teresa Mystery (1991) 17 copies, 1 review
Aquinas (Key Thinkers) (2003) 16 copies
Heirs and Parents (2000) 16 copies
Boethius and Aquinas (1990) 13 copies
Sine Qua Nun (1986) 13 copies
Infra Dig (1992) 12 copies
The Veil of Ignorance (1988) 10 copies
Leave of Absence (1986) 10 copies
The Ablative Case (2003) 9 copies
And Then There Was Nun (1984) 9 copies
Some Catholic Writers (2007) 7 copies
Gate of heaven (1975) 6 copies
Romanesque (1978) 5 copies
Shakespearean Variations (2001) 5 copies
As Good as Dead (2003) 5 copies
Studies in Analogy (1968) 4 copies
The Nominative Case (1990) 4 copies
The soul of wit (2005) 3 copies
Connolly's Life (1983) 3 copies
Modernity and religion (1994) 3 copies
Good Knights (2010) 3 copies
La cavalcade romaine. (1979) 3 copies
Spinnaker: A novel (1977) 2 copies
Quick As a Dodo (1978) 2 copies
Rogerson at bay: A novel (1976) 2 copies
Jolly Rogerson (1967) 1 copy
Let's Write a Novel (1993) 1 copy
Let's Write Short Stories (1993) 1 copy, 1 review
A narrow time (1969) 1 copy
Let's Write a Mystery (1993) 1 copy

Associated Works

Thomas Aquinas: Selected Writings [edited by Ralph McInerny] (1998) — Translator, some editions — 838 copies, 3 reviews
Lord of the World (1907) — Preface, some editions — 601 copies, 11 reviews
Treatise on Law (1988) — Introduction, some editions — 528 copies, 1 review
Saint Thomas Aquinas / Saint Francis of Assisi (2002) — Introduction, some editions — 359 copies, 2 reviews
An Introduction to Philosophy (1979) — Foreword, some editions — 302 copies, 2 reviews
The Cambridge Companion to Aquinas (1993) — Contributor — 251 copies, 1 review
The Degrees of Knowledge (1995) — Editor — 168 copies, 2 reviews
New Writings in SF-1 (1964) — Contributor — 127 copies, 2 reviews
World's Best Science Fiction: 1965 (1977) — Contributor — 105 copies, 3 reviews

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Legal name
McInerny, Ralph Matthew
Other names
Austin, Harry
FitzRalph, Matthew
Mackey, Ernan
Mackin, Edward
Quill, Monica
Birthdate
1929-02-24
Date of death
2010-01-29
Burial location
South Bend, Indiana, USA
Gender
male
Nationality
USA
Birthplace
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Place of death
Mishawaka, Indiana, USA
Places of residence
South Bend, Indiana, USA
Notre Dame, Indiana, USA
Education
St. Paul Seminary
University of Minnesota
Université Laval
Nazareth Hall
Occupations
teacher (University of Notre Dame)
religious scholar
Organizations
University of Notre Dame
Jacques Maritain Center (director)
President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities
Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas
Awards and honors
Bouchercon Lifetime Achievement Award
Short biography
Ralph McInerny is the author of over thirty books, including the popular Father Dowling mystery series, and has taught for over forty years at the University of Notre Dame, where he was the director of the Jacques Maritain Center. He has been awarded the Bouchercon Lifetime Achievement Award, and is a member of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities. He lived in South Bend, Indiana.

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Works
147
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4,282
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Rating
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47
ISBNs
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Languages
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