Patrick Murray

Theologian, born Clones, County Monaghan, Ireland, 1811; died Maynooth College, 1882. Educated at Maynooth College, he was elected a Dunboyne, or senior student, 1835. He received a curacy in Dublin, was appointed professor of English and French in Maynooth, 1838, and became professor of theology there, 1841. The remainder of his life he devoted mainly to theological science. In 1879 he was made prefect of the Dunboyne Establishment, which position he held until his death. Dr Murray wrote for the Dublin Review and for magazines, besides publishing four volumes called "Essays, Chiefly Theological." His greatest work was "De Ecclesia Christi," a masterpiece in positive and controversial theology.

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