The collection contains correspondence and material related to courses taught by Daniel O'Hanlon at Alma College, Graduate
Theological Union in Berkeley, and at Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley. The bulk of the textual materials are included
in topical files, listed alphabetically, in boxes 6-23. The topics reflect his wide-ranging activities in Eastern religions,
ecumenism, prayer and meditation, retreats given, sabbaticals, the Spiritual Exrecises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, talks given,
and many individual religious figures, among other things. The topical files are in original order with some additions. Also
included are published and unpublished writing, boxes 37-40, and personal journals, 1949-1992. Additional materials include:
photographs, slides, microfilm, sound recordings, and memorabilia.
Daniel J. O'Hanlon, S.J. was a Catholic theologian and ecumenical leader, who attended the Second Vatican Council and at the
time of his death was emeritus professor of Fundamental and Systematic Theology at the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley.
Born in England in Wallsend-on-Tyne in 1919, he grew up in Fullerton, California; graduated summa cum laude from Loyola University
in 1939; and then entered the Society of Jesus in the California Province. After completing his formation at the Sacred Heart
Novitiate in Los Gatos and Philosophate at Mt. St. Michael's in Spokane, he studied at the Jesuit theologate in Milltown Park,
Dublin Ireland where he was ordained in 1952. At the Gregorian University in Rome he completed his doctoral studies with the
publication of his dissertation
The Influence of Schelling on the Thought of Paul Tillich (1958). From 1959 to 1969 he was part of the faculty of the Jesuit theologate at Alma College in Los Gatos. In 1969 the theologate
was reorganized as the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley. At the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) in Rome he served
as a theological consultant for the Bishop in Kingston, Jamaica, John McEleney, S.J. and after the death of Father Gustave
Weigel was appointed as a staff member of the Vatican Secretariat for Promoting Christian Unity at the third and fourth Council
sessions. He was also a correspondent for
America magazine. He collaborated with Hans Küng and Yves Congar on
Council Speeches of Vatican II (1964). After Vatican II he studied Eastern religions, doing extensive research in Nepal, India, and Thailand.