Cunneen, Joseph 1923–

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Cunneen, Joseph 1923–

PERSONAL: Born February 21, 1923, in New York, NY; son of John (a lawyer) and Mary (a grammar school teacher; maiden name, Beha) Cunneen; married November 19, 1949; children: John Newman, Michael, Peter, Paul. Ethnicity: "Irish/German American." Education: College of the Holy Cross, B.A., 1942; Catholic University of America, M.A., 1948; doctoral study at Columbia University, beginning 1949. Politics: "Liberal Democrat." Religion: Roman Catholic.

ADDRESSES: Home—103 Van Houten Fields, West Nyack, NY 10994. E-mail—SCunn242[email protected]

CAREER: Cross Currents, New Rochelle, NY, cofounder and editor, 1950–98; writer, 1998–. National Catholic Reporter, member of board of directors, 1966–78, film reviewer, 1988–. Fordham University, instructor in drama, 1948–52; College of New Rochelle, assistant professor, 1953–57; Mercy College, assistant professor, 1976–88. Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York, NY, senior editor, 1961–74. Military service: U.S. Army, Infantry, 101st Combat Engineers Division, 1943–46; served in Europe.

MEMBER: College Theology Society.

AWARDS, HONORS: Honorary degrees from College of New Rochelle, College of the Holy Cross, Elms College, Kings College, and St. Bernard's Institute.


(Editor) Looking toward the Council, Herder & Herder (New York, NY), 1963.

(Editor) Cross Currents of Psychiatry and Catholic Morality, Pantheon (New York, NY), 1964.

(Translator) Jean Sulivan, Morning Light, Paulist Press (Ramsey, NJ), 1988.

(Translator) Gabriel Marcel, Two Plays, University Press of America (Lanham, MD), 1988.

(Translator) Jean Sulivan, The Sea Remains (novel), Continuum (New York, NY), 1989.

Robert Bresson: A Spiritual Style in Film, Continuum (New York, NY), 2003.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Eric Rohmer: The Charm of the Real.



Library Journal, April 15, 2003, Stephen Rees, review of Robert Bresson: A Spiritual Style in Film, p. 87.

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