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Envisioning the Future of Theology and Ethics - A Womanist Perspective

Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 6:30pm

womanist ethics flyerWSR hosts the panel Envisioning the Future of Theology & Ethics: A Womanist Perspective

Two First-year Doctoral Students Receive FTE Doctoral Fellowships

The Graduate Theological Union is pleased to announce that two doctoral students, Leslie Bowling-Dyer and Diandra Chretain, who began their studies in Fall 2012, are also in the 2012 class of The Fund for Theological Education (FTE) North American Doctoral Fellows.

Catholics and the Environment: A Student’s Address

As a recent article noted (“The ‘green’ pope: Benedict’s calls for creation earns notice”), Benedict XVI’s pro-active and public stance on the environment, both in writing and leadership, has earned him the moniker, the “green” pope.

Researching Religion and End-of-Life Decision Making

GTU received a $5,000 grant to conduct a research survey of religious thought related to end-of-life healthcare and, specifically, theological perspectives on withholding nutrients for terminally ill patients. The donor worked in retirement communities and faced these decisions on a daily basis. Lisa Fullam, Assistant Professor of Moral Theology at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University directed the project and will make it available to the public in the Spring. Look for more information in the next issue of Currents.

A Grand Experiment for Divining Nature

An Interview with Robert J. Russell, Director of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences

Bob Russell with his 1967 Volvo P1800Science and Religion have always been thought of as diametric opposites, searching for different truths. One need only think of Galileo and Copernicus. How have these poles been brought closer together?

Working and Giving with Heart


Working and Giving with Heart

Howard SimonHoward Simon, attorney and corporate executive, has managed to blend two seemingly disparate career tracks into one path, taking the seeds of ethics, compassion, and collaboration he picked up at the Graduate Theological Union and planting them in California’s biotechnology industry.

Recent Student Work


Karen Chaney, Thinking Globally, Acting Nationally: Negotiating the Duties of Justice within the First World Agricultural Protectionism Debate at the World Trade Organization

Kerry B. Danner-McDonald, Getting Behind Virtues: How Cognitive Linguistics Helps Explain the Function of the Imagination when Using Scripture in Christian Virtue Ethics

Lynne Gerber, Ruling the Unruly Body: Cultural Capital and Symbolic Power in Two Parachurch Ministries

William R. O'Neill (SJ)

William R. O'NeillJesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University
Associate Professor of Social Ethics
Core Doctoral Faculty Member

At GTU since 1988

Gabriella Lettini

Gabriella LettiniStarr King School for the Ministry
Aurelia Henry Reinhardt Professor of Theological Ethics
Director of Studies in Public Ministry
Academic Dean

At GTU since 2005

Lisa Fullam

Lisa FullamJesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University
Associate Professor of Moral Theology
Core Doctoral Faculty Member

At GTU since 2003

AB, Cornell University
DVM, Cornell University
MTS, Harvard Divinity School
ThD, Harvard Divinity School

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