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Jerome P. Baggett

Jerome P. BaggettJesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University
Professor of Religion and Society
Core Doctoral Faculty Member

At GTU since 2000

STL, Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley
PhD, Graduate Theological Union
MTS, Weston School of Theology
AB, Boston College

Ethics and Social Theory





Student Work


Rebecca Gordon, The Practice of
Torture: Ethical Approaches in the
Post-9/11 Era

E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation Supports Two Outstanding Students

Sean Gross and Sheri Prud’homme are grateful recipients of the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation scholarship — a two-year full tuition scholarship supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered persons of faith, or those endeavoring to insure faith communities’ understanding, affirmation, and inclusion of LGBT individuals. Both are 2nd-year Ph.D. students.

A Theology for Koko...and all creatures great and small

 Koko signs “Love”

Image copyright 2011 The Gorilla Foundation/ Photo by Ronald Cohn.

Eco Ethics in Our World

Explaining Economics from a Values Perspective

Growing up near Harlem, Laura Stivers (Ph.D. ’00) frequently saw homeless people. There was much diversity in her grade school and many children from poor homes. When she was eight, her family moved to the state of Washington where she lived in a predominately white suburban neighborhood. The social and economic inequalities she observed as a child and her father’s influence as a Christian ethicist, contributed, she says, to ethics and social justice becoming a focus of her teaching.

Jerome Baggett Wins 2008 Sarlo Excellence in Teaching Award

Jerome BaggettSnake-handling Pentecostals in Appalachia, Muslim feminists in the Middle East, and leaders in the Central American peace movement: These are a few of the many religious groups Jerome Baggett encourages his students to explore and “to see.” Baggett is the 2008 recipient of the Sarlo Excellence in Teaching Award, which recognizes the values of interreligious sensitivity and commitment, interdisciplinary approach and content in teaching, sensitivity to ethnic and cultural diversity, and creative classroom pedagogical methods and performance.

Innovative GTU Class Tackles Globalization and Ethics

This year's course "Ecumenical Social Ethics in an Age of Globalization" is exploring a question that touches on one of the GTU's abiding concerns: what is the role of religion in the public sphere, now that most local issues are also global in their import, and most global issues are also local?

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