Thomas E. Buckley

 Thomas E. Buckley
Address2400 Ridge Road
Berkeley, CA 94709

Professor of Modern Christian History, Graduate Theological Union
Professor of American Religious History, Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley

Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1973
M.Div., Boston College, Department of Theology (Weston School of Theology),, 1970
M.A., Loyola University of Los Angeles, 1969
Ph.L., St. Michael’s Institute of Philosophy and Science, Spokane, WA,, 1964

Fr. Buckley’s research interests are in American religious history with an emphasis on church-state relations and the interaction of religion with social policy. He is the author of Church and State in Revolutionary Virginia, 1776-1787 (Virginia, 1977) and The Great Catastrophe: Divorce in the Old Dominion (North Carolina, 2002), and editor of “If You Love That Lady Don’t Marry Her”: The Courtship Letters of Sally McDowell and John Miller, 1854-1856 (Missouri, 2000). He is currently working on a study of the implementation of Jefferson’s Statute for Religious Freedom in Virginia between 1787 and 1940.

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