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Gerard B. Wegemer is a professor at the University of Dallas and the Director for the Center of Thomas More Studies. He has published many articles and books on Thomas More and is a member of the Board of Editors for Moreana, the international journal on Thomas More and his times. He has graduate degrees in political philosophy and Renaissance literature from the University of Notre Dame, Georgetown University, and Boston College. His most recent book is Thomas More on Statesmanship (1998), and he is editing a paperback series of More's most popular works. He is deemed "one of the pre-eminent scholars on St. Thomas More."[1]

In 2005, Wegemer was honored with the "Dignitatis Humanae Award," presented annually by the University of St. Thomas School of Law "to an individual whose professional career is a model of the integration of faith and ethics into professional identity."[1]

Select bibliography

  • Wegemer, Gerard B.; Stephen W. Smith (2004). A Thomas More Sourcebook. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press. ISBN 0813213762.  [2]
  • Wegemer, Gerard B. (1996). Thomas More on Statesmanship. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press. ISBN 081320836X.  [3][4][5][6]
  • Wegemer, Gerard B. (1995). Thomas More: A Portrait of Courage. Princeton: Scepter. ISBN 0-933932-84-7.  [7]
  • Wegemer, Gerard; Clarence Miller (1993). The Sadness of Christ: And Final Prayers and Instructions, by Saint Thomas More. Princeton: Scepter. ISBN 0933932669.  


  1. ^ a b "University of St. Thomas School of Law dedicates statue of St. Thomas More". Minnesota Lawyer. 2005-02-15.  
  2. ^ "Gerard B. Wegemer and Stephen W. Smith, from the University of Dallas and Hillsdale College respectively, have edited together into a manageable and highly readable volume, a collection of documents that form an impressive mosaic of the life — political, intellectual, personal, spiritual, and historical — of Sir Thomas More. The book — A Thomas More Sourcebook is not, as you might think, simply famous selections from his voluminous tracts, letters, poems, speeches, and philosophic dialogues. Rather, it is something more clever and nimble, which turns out to give a far clearer picture of More than has been heretofore drawn." Mehan, Matthew (2005-08-25). "Getting to Know Thomas More: A more seasoned Man for All Seasons". National Review. Retrieved 2009-05-04.  
  3. ^ Keen, Ralph (Spring 1997). "Rev. of Wegemer, Thomas More on Statesmanship". The Sixteenth Century Journal 28 (1): 219–20.  
  4. ^ Marius, Richard (Summer 1997). "Rev. of Wegemer, Thomas More on Statesmanship". Albion: A Quarterly Journal Concerned with British Studies 29 (2): 282–83.  
  5. ^ Bouldin, Wood (Autumn 1998). "Rev. of Wegemer, Thomas More on Statesmanship". Renaissance Quarterly 51 (3): 1020–21.  
  6. ^ "Wegemer is to be congratulated for directing our attention to the need to study More's writings with the subtlety and care they deserve; for showing that More's thoughts and actions reflect a coherence worthy of serious attention; and for reminding us that true statesmanship is measured by the ability to apply consistent principles to the ever changing circumstances of political life." Nendza, James (Spring 1998). "Review: Reason, Rhetoric, and Law". The Review of Politics 60 (2): 385–87.  
  7. ^ "An associate professor of English at the University of Dallas and a More scholar, Gerard Wegemer achieves an easy and precise style. His narrative is excellent, especially in the trialand martyrdom. He makes More's English easy for the modern reader by editing sentences to conform somewhat to contemporary usage. All quotations are fully referenced, however, and there is a good bibliography." Loughran, Hugh (Dec 2000). "Rev. of Gerard Wegemer, Thomas More: A Portrait of Courage". Catholic Insight 8 (10).  

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