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Former Georgetown Professor Fr. James Schall, S.J., Dies

Fr. James Schall, S.J., 91, a former Georgetown University government professor and longtime columnist for The Hoya, died April 17, leaving behind a legacy of dedicated teaching and writing on the subject of political philosophy. Schall’s death comes after a brief hospitalization, according to an April 18 email Rev. Ron[Read More…]

by April 24, 2019 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

SCHALL: Sometimes, Wrong Can Be Right

For Christmas, a friend sent me a pleasant book with well-known facts that everyone gets wrong. For example, “Where is Scotland Yard?” The answer is “Scotland Yard is in England.” Another example of a question is, “Where in the Bible is gambling condemned?” It turns out that it isn’t —[Read More…]

by January 26, 2014 0 comments Opinion

Schall Interview With The Hoya

THE HOYA: What led you to make this your last semester of teaching? SCHALL: Not any one thing, of course. In a broad sense, the day comes for everyone when he must decide. Just when is the best time is prudential, a judgment. I have had a number of annoying[Read More…]

by December 7, 2012 0 comments Campus News

University President John J. DeGioia

Fr. Schall’s, S.J., presence and contributions to our community for the past 52 years have been extraordinary. His passion for philosophy is contagious, and both his scholarship and deep caring for his students have helped to make our community and our world a better place. We are grateful for his[Read More…]

by December 6, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News

Katelyn Jones (COL ’11)

Fr. James Schall, S.J., was the first teacher I had at Georgetown who I felt like I could ask for any kind of help and receive it, whether it was a recommendation letter or a bit of food or cooking advice — he is the reason that I am now a[Read More…]

by December 6, 2012 0 comments Uncategorized

David Gregory (COL ’10)

Fr. James Schall, S.J., once paused in the middle of class and exclaimed, “I want to move your souls!” I think this caught everyone off guard, but the man knew that his role as a Jesuit pedagogue was to draw our hearts and minds toward the deepest truths of human[Read More…]

by December 6, 2012 0 comments Uncategorized

Kieran Raval (COL ’13)

I first met Fr. James Schall, S.J., in April 2008 while visiting Georgetown as a junior in high school. Instead of watching Pope Benedict XVI drive by my hotel, I walked up to campus to sit in on Fr. Schall’s “Elements of Political Theory” class. Though I had a ticket to see the Holy Father[Read More…]

by December 6, 2012 0 comments Campus News

Sean P. Redmond (SFS ’97, GRD ’00, MBA ’11)

On the advice of my high school philosophy teacher, I listed Fr. James Schall’s, S.J., “Elements of Political Theory” course as my top choice in my first semester here in 1993. To this day, I remain glad I did. Fr. Schall introduced me to the Socratic method of teaching whereby he would pace through[Read More…]

by December 6, 2012 0 comments Campus News

Fr. Tom Reese, S.J.

Fr. James Schall, S.J., is a wonderful Jesuit and good friend. He and I are both political scientists and from the California Province of the Jesuits. Although we might have different political views, that has never hurt our friendship or mutual respect. I have been proud of the many times[Read More…]

by December 6, 2012 0 comments Campus News

Nevada Schadler (COL ’15)

It is difficult to choose just one of the personal interactions that I have shared with Fr. James Schall, S.J., as each one stands out in my mind as a significant moment where I saw the world in a different way, reflected on the higher things in life or had[Read More…]

by December 6, 2012 0 comments Campus News