Academic journal article The Catholic Historical Review

Obituaries: Robert Bryan Eno, S.S

Academic journal article The Catholic Historical Review

Obituaries: Robert Bryan Eno, S.S

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Robert Bryan Eno, S.S., professor of theology and church history in the Catholic University of America, died on February 13,1997, of a heart attack suffered in his study at Theological College. He was born in Hartford, Connecticut, on November 12,1936, and studied at St. Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield, Connecticut from 1954 to 1956. Then he attended the Catholic University of America as a Basselin Scholar, earning the B.A. and M.A. degrees in philosophy in 1958 and 1959 respectively. From the same university he received an S.T.L. degree in 1963; he was ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Hartford on May 23,1963. He became a member of the Society of St. Sulpice in 1965 and was awarded an S.T.D. degree by the Institut Catholique de Paris in 1969. He was appointed to the faculty of the School of Sacred Theology in the Catholic University of America in 1970 as an assistant professor; he was promoted to the rank of associate professor in 1976 and to that of ordinary professor in 1989. When the Department of Church History was established within the new School of Religious Studies, he received a joint appointment in it and in the Department of Theology. He was chairman of the Department of Church History from 1980 to 1985 and again from September, 1989 to December, 1991. Father Eno's areas of specialization were patristic theology and ancient church history In addition to numerous articles he published the following books: Teaching Authority in the Early Church (1984), The Rise of the Papacy (1990), and translations of St. Augustine's newly discovered Letters (1989) and of selected works of Fulgentius of Ruspe (in press). He served on the editorial boards for the series "Studies in Christian Antiquity" and Fathers of the Church," both published by the Catholic University of America Press; he was also American editor of the Bulletin de Saint-Sulpice. He held the Walter and Mary Tuohy Chair of Interreligious Studies at John Carroll University during the fall of 1987. …

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