In Memory of Gerard S. Sloyan

In Memory of Rev. Dr. Gerard S. Sloyan

Sloyan Gerard3Rev. Dr. Gerard Sloyan was a priest of the Diocese of Trenton, having studied at Seton Hall University, South Orange; Immaculate Conception Seminary, Darlington, and Theological College of The Catholic University of America, Washington.  In 1955, Father Sloyan served as assistant dean of the College of Arts and Science at The Catholic University of America, and in 1957 as head of the graduate department of religious education, a position he held for a decade before joined the Department of Religion at Temple University, Philadelphia, where he remained until his retirement. Once he retired, he returned to Washington as an adjunct professor of theology in CUA and in Georgetown University, also in Washington.

A true theological polymath, he published in the areas of scripture studies, liturgy, christology, religious education, and Christian-Jewish relations. His books included: Christian Concepts in Social Studies in Catholic Elementary Education (1948); Worship in a New Key: What the Council Teaches on Liturgy (1965); Speaking of Religious Education (1968); Sloyan, G. S., & Swidler, L (1978). Commentary on the Oberammergau Passionspiel in Regard to Its Image of Jews and Judaism (with Leonard Swidler, 1978); Is Christ the End of the Law? (1978); Jesus in Focus: Life in Its Setting (1983); What Are They Saying About John?” (1991); Jesus on Trial: A Study of the Gospels (2006); and Jesus: Word Made Flesh (2008).