Nebraska Authors

C. Leo Sweeney

AKA: Rev. Fr. C. Leo Sweeney

Born 1918-09-22 Greeley County, NE (USA)

Died 2001-12-08
Chicago, IL (USA)

Des Plaines, IL (USA)
All Saints Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum

Catholic Priest and longtime Professor of Philosophy, Sweeney did extensive research on the subject of neoplatonism, a system of thought started by Plotinus. He was the author of many articles, papers and books.

Places Lived

O'Connor, NE (Greeley County)
St. Louis, MO
Omaha, NE
Chicago, IL

Author Of

  • Other
  • Nonfiction


Philosophy; Neoplatonism; Religion


Bachelor of Arts Degree, 1943, St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO
Master of Arts Degree in Philosophy, 1945, St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO


Professor of Philosophy
Catholic Priest

Places Worked

St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO
Creighton University, Omaha, NE
Catholic University of American, Washington D.C.
Loyola University, Chicago, IL


President the U.S. section of the International Society of Neoplatonic Studies in 1986


Metaphysics of Authentic Existentialism.
Infinity in the Presocratics: A Biographical and Philosophical Study.
Authentic Metaphysics in an Age of Unreality.
Divine Infinity in Greek and Medieval Thought.
Christian Philosophy: Greek, Medieval, Modern Developments.

Sweeney also published many articles and scholarly papers.

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