Patrick Hornbeck

Fordham University

Patrick Hornbeck is chair and professor of theology at Fordham University, where he is also a rising J.D. student in the Law School. Trained at Oxford as an historian of religion, Hornbeck’s current work sits at the intersection of law and religion in the contemporary U.S. He has written for academic and popular publications about issues including religious freedom and antidiscrimination law, clergy sexual misconduct and tort law, and the finances and taxation of religious organizations and clergy. A former Vatican analyst for the Al Jazeera America television network and an occasional columnist for Religion Dispatches, Hornbeck has appeared on WNYC, CBS This Morning, and Good Morning America and has been quoted in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Associated Press, and other national and international publications. He is the author or editor of eight scholarly books. Hornbeck and his husband, Patrick Bergquist, live in the Riverdale section of the Bronx.