James Corkery is a Jesuit priest and an associate professor of systematic theology at the Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy in Dublin, Ireland. His publications include articles on theological anthropology, faith and culture, and social spirituality and he is the author of Joseph Ratzinger's Theological Ideas: Wise Cautions and Legitimate Hopes (2009). In 2006, he was a visiting international Jesuit scholar at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts. He is also Acting Chair of the Steering Committee and a member of the Council of the Irish School of Ecumenics Trust.

Corkery is also co-editor of The Papacy since 1500: From Italian Prince to Universal Pastor, Cambridge University Press, 2010.