Christopher M. Bellitto is professor of history at Kean University in Union, New Jersey. His new book is a history of humility as the lost virtue, to be published by Georgetown University Press in Spring 2023.

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Jesuit Fr. John O'Malley: In gratitude to a historian who always asked, 'So what?'

Appreciation: Apart from his achievements in many areas of historical scholarship, Jesuit Fr. John O'Malley embraced the importance of studying history itself. His question, one of his favorite phrases, was, "So what?"