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Rev. Rene Kollar O.S.B.

Boniface Wimmer Endowed Chair in Monastic Studies

Rene Kollar


  • Ph.D., University of Maryland
  • M.A., University of Maryland
  • M.Div., Saint Vincent Seminary
  • B.A., Saint Vincent College
  • Courses

  • English History to 1485
  • English History: 1485 to Present
  • Modern Ireland
  • The Devil and the Problem of Evil in Western Thought
  • About Rev. Rene Kollar O.S.B.

    • Boniface Wimmer Chair in Monastic Studies
    With current research interests of 19th and 20th century English Ecclesiastic History, Fr. Rene's publications dealing with modern English history and ecclesiastical history include: six books, eight edited books, a documentary film for Scan Films (Cardiff, Wales), and more than 180 articles, book chapters, and book reviews. He has presented at conferences in America, England, and Wales and was co-recipient of a 2001 Freedom Project Teaching Grant, funded by the John Templeton Foundation, for an interdisciplinary course, "Freedom, Politics, and Theology." In addition, Fr. Rene serves on the Editorial Board for The American Benedictine Review and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He was an Honorary Research Fellow at King's College, University of London, 1987-88 and a Visiting Scholar at Heythrop College, University of London, 1996-97. Named to Who's Who in America, 60th Edition, Fr. Rene's professional memberships include: American Historical Association, Church History Society of America, and North American Conference on British Studies.