Biblical scholar, author, editor; b. Hamilton, OH, April 2, 1923; d. Chicago, IL, Feb. 21, 1994. The son of William and Alma (Huesing) Stuhlmueller, Carroll Stuhlmueller was baptized William Ignatius, taking the name Carroll when he entered the novitiate of the Congregation of the Passion in 1942. After his ordination to the priesthood in 1950, he began graduate studies first at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and later at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome. He completed work for a doctorate in sacred scripture (S.S.D.) in 1968, publishing his dissertation under the title Creative Redemption in Deutero-Isaiah (1969). He held faculty positions at the Passionist seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, (1954–65); St. Meinrad Seminary (1965–66); and the Catholic Theological Union at Chicago from 1968 until his death. Stuhlmueller was in great demand as a lecturer, retreat-master, and teacher. In addition to summer courses at several Catholic colleges and universities in the United States, he lectured in South Africa, the Philippines, Latin America, South Korea, and Japan and was visiting professor at the École Biblique in Jerusalem during the winter and spring of 1973. He served as president of the Catholic Biblical Association (1978–79) and was a member of the Faith and Order Commission (1970–73) and of the Roman Catholic/Southern Baptist dialogue. Stuhlmueller was the only male on the steering committee for the first Women's Ordination Conference, at which he spoke.
Acclaimed as a writer and editor, Stuhlmueller was the author of 23 books and scores of articles published in both professional and popular journals. He contributed entries to the New Catholic Encyclopedia, the Jerome Biblical Commentary, and numerous other reference works. He was a member of the editorial board of the Catholic Biblical Quarterly (1970–73) and Journal of Biblical Literature (1987–92). A lifelong member of the editorial board of The Bible Today, he served as an associate editor, general editor (1981–85), and to the time of his death as Old Testament book review editor. Stuhlmueller, a first-class scholar, had the enviable knack of popularizing the best in biblical research for the general public and inspiring in his students a lasting appreciation of the sacred text.
Bibliography: d. senior, "Carroll Stuhlmueller, C.P. (1923–1994)," The Bible Today 32 (1994) 197–206.
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