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The 10th Annual Prophetic Voices Lecture: Jim Keenan, SJ

Further Reading

"Impasse and Solidarity in Theological Ethics," CTSA Proceedings 64, 2009: 1-14.

In a speech given to the Catholic Theological Society of America, Fr. Keenan discusses his personal story of impasse with cancer and his revaluation of the meaning of solidarity.  He argues that, in order for the academy and the church to answer the call to solidarity and justice, these institutions must reverse the current trend towards individualism and isolationism.

"Ethics and the 21st Century University," by Judith I. Bailey, February 3, 2004.

In this speech, former Western Michigan University President Judith Bailey presents her belief that higher education is a public good. She also discusses three sets of ethical challenges facing the university: integrity and academic honesty, diversity, and maintaining access.

"(The Lack of) Professional Ethics in the Academy," Louvian Studies 34, 2011: 98-116.


Other Books by James Keenan, SJ:

Goodness and Rightness in Thomas Aquinas's Summa Theologiae (Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 1992).

The Context of Casuistry, edited with Thomas Shannon (Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 1995).

Virtues for Ordinary Christians (Kansas City: Sheed and Ward, 1996).

Commandments of Compassion (Sheed and Ward, 1999).

Practice What You Preach: Virtues, Ethics and Power in the Lives of Pastoral Ministers and Their Congregations, edited with Joseph J. Kotva, Jr. (Franklin, WI: Sheed and Ward, 1999).

Catholic Ethicists on HIV/AIDS Prevention, edited and assisted by Lisa Sowle Cahill, Jon Fuller, and Kevin Kelly (Continuum, 2000).

Jesus and Virtue Ethics: Building Bridges Between New Testament Studies and Moral Theology, with Daniel Harrington (Lanham, MD: Sheed and Ward, 2002).

Moral Wisdom: Lessons and Texts from the Catholic Tradition (Lanham, MD: Sheed and Ward, 2004); second edition, 2009.

The Works of Mercy: The Heart of Catholicism (Lanham, MD: Sheed and Ward, 2005); second edition, 2007.

Church Ethics and its Organizational Context: Learning from the Sex Abuse Scandal in the Catholic Church, edited by James Keenan, Jean Bartunek and Mary Ann Hinsdale (Lanham, MD: Sheed and Ward, 2005).

edited, Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church: The Plenary Papers from the First Cross-cultural Conference on Catholic Theological Ethics (New York: Continuum, 2007).

Toward a Global Vision of Catholic Moral Theology: Reflections on the Twentieth Century (Bangalore: Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram Press, 2008).

A History of Catholic Moral Theology in the Twentieth Century: From Confessing Sins to Liberating Consciences (New York: Continuum, 2010).

The Ethics of the Word: Voices in the Catholic Church Today (New York: Rowman and Littlefield, 2010).

Transformative Theological Ethics: East Asian Contexts, edited with Agnes Brazal, Aloysius Cartagenas, Eric Genilo, and James Keenan (Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2010). 

Paul and Virtue Ethics: Building Bridges Between New Testament Studies and Moral Theology, with Daniel J. Harrington, SJ (Rowman and Littlefield, 2010).