(17 August 1924 - 7 April 2009)
Stanley Ladislas Jaki (Jáki Szaniszló László), a Hungarian-born Catholic priest of the Benedictine Order, was Distinguished Professor at Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey. With doctorates in theology and physics, for more than forty years he specialized in the history and philosophy of science. The author of over fifty books and over three hundred and fifty articles, he served as Gifford Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh and as Fremantle Lecturer at Balliol College, Oxford. He lectured at major universities in the United States, Europe, and Australia. He was honorary member of the Pontifical Academy of Science, membre correspondant of the Académie Nationale des Sciences, Belles-Lettres et Arts of Bordeaux, and the recipient of the Lecomte du Noüy Prize for 1970 and of the Templeton Prize for 1987.
The Real View Books publishing house was founded by Father Jaki to keep in print important works otherwise very difficult to find, and that he felt were worth reading. Each book in the Real View Books Reprint series includes an Introduction by Stanley L. Jaki where he carefully sets forth each book's relevance to the Church in the present age. Real View Books also publishes books written by Father Jaki himself.
The books published by Real View Books can be ordered online at the site www.realviewbooks.com
The books of Father Jaki can also be ordered from this downloadable Book Catalog