Wister Robert.

 

Rev. Msgr. Robert Wister, Hist.Eccl.D.
Professor of Church History
School of Theology

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Rev. Msgr. Robert Wister, Hist.Eccl.D.

Professor of Church History
School of Theology

After seminary studies at the Gregorian University in Rome, I spent seven years in parish work in the Archdiocese of Newark, during which time I obtained an S.T.M. in American Christianity from Union Theological Seminary in New York City. My graduate studies at the Gregorian focused on the interaction of the Holy See and the Catholic Church in the United States and the diplomatic interaction of the Holy See and the United States government. I have taught Church History at Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology since 1980, with the exception of five years during which I served as executive director of the Seminary Department of the National Catholic Educational Association in Washington, DC. My research interests focus on the history of Catholicism in America, the art and architecture of American church buildings, and the diplomatic activities of the Holy See.