Holy Cross Professor Publishes New Book

WORCESTER, Mass. – Frederick J. Murphy,  professor of religious studies at Holy Cross, and a resident of Holden, has recently published his fourth book.  It is entitled Fallen is Babylon: The Revelation to John (Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press International, 1998).  It features a substantive commentary on the Book of Revelation in the New Testament.

A previous publication by Murphy earned first prize in the national Alpha Sigma Nu Book Awards, for books published by scholars affiliated with Jesuit schools.

Murphy has been a faculty member at Holy Cross since 1983.  He earned bachelor's (in mathematics) and master's (study of religion) degrees and a Ph.D. in New Testament and Christian origins at Harvard, and also studied at Weston School of Theology and the University of London.

A native of Worcester, Murphy grew up on a street just behind Holy Cross and attended Sacred Heart School on Cambridge Street and St. John's High School in Shrewsbury.