Richard A. Blake, S.J.


Richard A. Blake, S.J., a Jesuit priest, received his Ph.D in Radio-Television-Film at Northwestern University in 1971 and became an associate editor and  film reviewer at America, a national magazine based in New York. 

After several years as managing editor and executive editor, he accepted teaching positions at Georgetown University and LeMoyne College and was named to a term as Gasson Professorship at Boston College, where he helped begin the film studies program, in which he continues to serve as co-director. 

In addition to 30 years of reviews in America, he has published numerous essays in academic journals.  His books include, Afterimage, the Indelible Catholic Imagination, Woody Allen Profane and Sacred and Street Smart: The New York of Lumet, Allen, Scorsese and Lee.

He is currently the chair of the Seminar on Jesuit Spirituality and editor of Studies in the Spirituality of Jesuits.

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