James Keenan, S.J.
STL, STD, Gregorian University, Rome
MDiv, Weston Jesuit School of Theology, Cambridge, MA
BA, Fordham University, New York
Jim Keenan has been a Jesuit of the New York Province since 1970 and an ordained priest since 1982.
university ethics, fundamental moral theology; history of theological ethics; Thomas Aquinas; virtue ethics; HIV/AIDS; Church leadership ethics
- Fundamental Moral Theology
- Virtue Ethics
- Twentieth Century Catholic Moral Theology
- New Testament and Ethics
- The Church and Ethics: Contemporary and Historical Cases
- The Human Body
- The Ethics of Thomas Aquinas
- Ethical Issues of HIV/AIDS
- Genetics Seminar
- Catholic Theological Ethics, twelfth through eighteenth centuries
- John and Virtue Ethics
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND AWARDS
- Fellow at the Instituto Trentino di Cultura, Trento.
- Adjunct Professor, Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pontifical Institute of Philosophy and Religion, Pune, India.
- Founders Professor, Boston College, 2008-2014.
- Founder and Co-Chair, Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church, 2003-
- Board of Directors, Catholic Theological Society of America (CTSA), 2012-2014.
- Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh.
- Fellow, Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton.
- Grant and Faculty Fellowship, Association of Theological Schools.
- Tuohy Chair, John Carroll University.
- Gasson Chair, Boston College.
- Alpha Sigma Nu National Book Award (2002).
- Catholic Ethicists on HIV/AIDS Prevention.
- Consultant to National Conference of Catholic Bishops for the Revision of the Ethical Guidelines for Catholic Health Care Institutions, 1988-1995.
- Editorial Board Member of Theological Studies, 1991-2013.
- Series Editor, Moral Traditions, Georgetown University Press, 1993-2013.
- Chair, Catholic Theological Coalition on HIV/AIDS Prevention, 1997-
- Board of Trustees, John Carroll University, 1999-2002.
- Group Leader, Surgeon General’s Task Force on Responsible Sexual Conduct, 2000-2002.
- Advisor, Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance, 2000-
- Board of Directors, Society of Christian Ethics, 2001-2004.
- Chair, Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church, 2003-
- Adjunct Professor, Gregorian University, Rome: Loyola School of Theology, Manila.
- Adjunct Professor, Dharmaran, Bangalore.
Doing Catholic Theological Ethics in a Cross Cultural and Interreligious Asian Context edited with Yiu Sing Lúcás Chan and Shaji George Kochuthara (Bangalore: Dharmaram Press, 2016), forthcoming.
The Bible and Catholic Theological Ethics edited with Yiu Sing Lúcás Chan and Ronaldo Zacharias (Orbis Press, 2016), forthcoming.
A Brief History of Catholic Ethics (Paulist Press, 2016), forthcoming.
University Ethics: Why Colleges Need A Culture of Ethics (Rowman and Littlefield, May 2015).
Paul and Virtue Ethics with Daniel Harrington (New York: Rowman and Littlefield, 2010).
Catholic Theological Ethics, Past, Present, and Future: The Trento Conference edited (Orbis, 2011); (Bangalore: Theological Publications in India, 2012). (Manila: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2013).
A History of Catholic Moral Theology in the Twentieth Century: From Confessing Sins to Liberating Consciences (New York: Continuum, 2010).
“To Follow and to Form Over Time: A Phenomenonology of Conscience,” David DeCosse and Kristin Heyer, ed., Conscience and Catholicism: Rights, Responsibilities, and Institutional Policies (Orbis Books, 2015): 1-15.
“John Mair's Moral Theology and its Reception in the 16th Century,” John T. Slotemaker and Jeffrey C. Witt, eds., A Companion to the Theology of John Mair (Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2015): 194-220.
“Temas emergentes na ética teológica” (“Emerging Issues in Theological Ethics”), Elio Gasda, ed., Enciclopedia Theologica LatinoAmericana (2015), http://theologicalatinoamericana.com/?p=355.
“Redeeming Conscience,” Theological Studies 76.1 (May 2015): 129-147. Asian Horizons 9.1 (2015): 25-56.
"The Gallant Rule: A Feminist Proposal," Linda Hogan and Orobator, ed., Feminist Catholic Theological Ethics: Conversations in the World Church (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Press 2014) 219-231.
"Embodiment and Relationality: Roman Catholic Concerns about Transhumanist Proposals," Calvin Mercer and Derek Maher, eds., Transhumanism and the Body: The World Religions Speak (New York: Palgrave/Macmillan, 2014) 155-172.
"7 Reasons for Doing Virtue Ethics Today," Kathryn Getek Soltis and William Werpehowski, Virtue and the Moral Life: Theological and Philosophical Perspectives (Lanham: Lexington Books, 2014) 3-18.
“The Style of Virtue Ethics,” End McDonagh, ed., Performing the Word: Festschrift for Ronan Drury (Dublin: Columba, 2014) 215-221.
“Spirituality and Ethics in the US: An Emerging History,” Studien der Moraltheologie, Gunter Prüller-Jagenteufel, Fall 2014.
“The Decalogue and the Moral Manual Tradition: From Trent to Vatican II,” Dominik Markl, ed., The Decalogue and its Cultural Influence (Sheffield: Phoenix Press, 2013) 214-229.
“Enhancing Prosthetics for Soldiers Returning from Combat with Disabilities: Theological Ethical Considerations on the War Industry’s Impact on Bioethics,” ET Studies 4.1 (2013): 69-88.
“Pope Francis and the Local Church: A Hope-filled Future for Moral Theology,” John Chathanatt, ed., Unto the Margins: Pope Francis and His Challenges (Bangalore: Claretian Publishhers, 2013) 78-90.
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