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Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Lisa Sowle Cahill

theology department

Lisa Cahill

J. Donald Monan Professor

Stokes N339
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Phone: 617-552-3890
Fax: 617-552-0794

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Curriculum Vitae


M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago
A.B., University of Santa Clara

Research Interests

Method in theological ethics; New Testament and ethics; Christology and Ethics; Ethics of Sex and Gender; Bioethics; Ethics of war and peacemaking; Social ethics, common good and globalization; Catholic social teaching.


Undergraduate Honors Program
Christian Ethics: Major Figures
Christian Ethics: Contemporary Figures
Ethics and Christology
Christian Perspectives on Bioethics
Bioethics and Social Justice
Feminist Theology and Ethics

Selected Publications

Global Justice, Christology, and Christian Ethics (Cambridge University Press, 2013).

Genetics, Theology, Ethics: An Interdisciplinary Conversation (Crossroad, 2005).

Theological Bioethics: Participation, Justice and Change (Georgetown Univ. Press, 2005).

Bioethics and the Common Good (Marquette University Press, 2004).

Family: A Christian Social Perspective (Fortress, 2000).

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