Avery Dulles

1918 - 2008

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Avery Robert Dulles (; August 24, 1918 – December 12, 2008) was a Jesuit priest, theologian and cardinal of the Catholic Church. Dulles served on the faculty of Woodstock College from 1960 to 1974, of the Catholic University of America from 1974 to 1988, and as the Laurence J. McGinley Professor of Religion and Society at Fordham University from 1988 to 2008. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Avery Dulles has received more than 229,008 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Avery Dulles is the 2,129th most popular religious figure (down from 1,894th in 2019), the 8,547th most popular biography from United States (down from 7,198th in 2019) and the 66th most popular American Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Avery Dulles ranks 2,129 out of 2,272Before him are John T. Scopes, Youssef Absi, Francis George, José Tolentino de Mendonça, Daniel Sturla, and Pope Eumenes of Alexandria. After him are Desmond Connell, Alkmund of Derby, Nicetas I of Constantinople, Mary MacKillop, Chris Gueffroy, and Dieudonné Nzapalainga.

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Among people born in 1918, Avery Dulles ranks 233Before him are Max de Terra, Anne Gwynne, Tony Rolt, Allan Arbus, James Daly, and Kenneth Connor. After him are Gunnel Vallquist, Eddy Arnold, Dave Bartholomew, Pearl Bailey, Edith Massey, and Ben Klassen. Among people deceased in 2008, Avery Dulles ranks 274Before him are Tony Rolt, Ja'afar of Negeri Sembilan, Edie Adams, Algis Budrys, Sarla Thakral, and Larry James. After him are Ann Savage, Jimmy Stewart, Viktor Kuzkin, Heinz Wewers, Jerry Wexler, and Eddy Arnold.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Avery Dulles ranks 8,547 out of 15,968Before him are Terry Branstad (1946), Amy Acker (1976), Thomas Watson Jr. (1914), Ken Burns (1953), Ray Anthony (1922), and Marguerite Clark (1883). After him are Kari Byron (1974), Ginni Rometty (1957), Dominique Swain (1980), Winston Churchill (1871), John Lipsky (1947), and Linda Lavin (1937).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In United States

Among religious figures born in United States, Avery Dulles ranks 66Before him are Les Clark (1907), William Ellery Channing (1780), Walter Breuning (1896), Bruce M. Metzger (1914), John T. Scopes (1900), and Francis George (1937). After him are Justin Francis Rigali (1935), John Carroll (1735), Alvin Sargent (1927), Tris Speaker (1888), Joseph F. Smith (1838), and Dan Osman (1963).