Affiliate Member of Ecclesiastical Faculty
Professor of Moral Theology
Michael P. Walsh Professor of Bioethics and Professor Ordinarius
Andrea Vicini is an alumnus of Boston College (S.T.L. and Ph.D.) and also holds a M.D. from the University of Bologna and a S.T.D. from the Pontifical Faculty of Theology of Southern Italy in Naples. Before arriving at the STM, Andrea was Gasson Professor at BC (2009-2010) and has taught in Italy, Albania, Mexico, Chad, and France. He is a lecturer and member of associations of moral theologians and bioethicists (in Italy, Europe, and the US).
During the academic year 2015-16, Andrea had a research fellowship at the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton, NJ, on the Societal Implications of Astrobiology.
Theological Bioethics: From the Basics to the Future
Genetica umana e bene comune (Human Genetics and the Common Good), (Cinisello Balsamo: San Paolo, 2008).
Translation: Genética humana e bem comum (São Paolo: Loyola, São Camilo, 2011).
Just Sustainability: Technology, Ecology, and Resource Extraction, C.Z. Peppard and A. Vicini, eds., Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church Series, Vol. 3, (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Press, 2015).
The Legacy of Vatican II, M. Faggioli and A. Vicini, eds., (Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2015).
“Fresh Thinking Podcast” (with J. Gundry), Center of Theological Inquiry(March 2016), https://soundcloud.com/8ltxez6g7yqq
“The Ethics of the BRAIN Initiative (August 2013)," http://americamagazine.org/media/podcasts/ethics-brain-initiative.
“Cultivating the Inner Life of a Physician Through Written Reflection” (with A. Duggan, A. Shaughnessy), Annals of Family Medicine 15, no. 4 (2017): 379-381.
“The role of emotions at the end of human life,” Studia Moralia 55, no. 1 (2017): 99-119.
“Learning to See Beneath the Surface: A Qualitative Analysis of Family Medicine Residents’ Reflections About Communication” (with A. Duggan, L. Allen, A. Shaughnessy), Journal of Health Communication 20, no. 12 (2015):1441-1448.
“Longing for Transcendence: Cyborgs and Trans- and Posthumans” (with A. Brazal), Theological Studies 76, no. 1 (2015): 148-165.
“L’astrobiologia e noi: Le implicazioni sociali e politiche di una scienza ‘nuova’ (Astrobiology and us: The social and political implications of a ‘new’ science),” La Civiltà Cattolica II, no. 4003 (2017): 3-15.
“On the Inner Life of Physicians: Analysis of Family Medicine Residents’ Written Reflections” (with A.F. Shaughnessy, A. Duggan), Journal of Religion and Health (2017):1-10. doi:10.1007/s10943-017-0394-0“Longing for Transcendence: Cyborgs and Trans- and Posthumans” (with A. Brazal), Theological Studies 76, no. 1 (2015): 148-165.
“Le neuroscienze e la bioetica (Neurosciences and Bioethics),” La Civiltà Cattolica II, no. 3932 (2014): 143-158.
“Mapeamento do cérebro: Uma questão ética? (Mapping the Brain: An Ethical Issue?),” Bioethikos 7, no. 4 (2013): 426-430.
“Nuove frontiere della procreazione umana: prospettive etiche (New Frontiers of Human Procreation: Ethical Perspectives),”L’Arco di Giano 78, no. 4 (2013): 35-46.
“Bioethics: Basic Questions and Extraordinary Developments,” Theological Studies 73, no. 1 (2012): 169-187.
“Ethical Challenges of Human Genetics Today: From the Lab, through the Clinic, to the Pews,” Studia Moralia 50, no. 1 (2012): 145-174.
“Imaging in Severe Disorders of Consciousness: Rethinking Consciousness, Identity and Care in a Relational Key,” Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 32, no. 1 (2012): 169-191.
“La loi morale naturelle: Perspectives internationales pour la réflexion bioéthique contemporaine (The Moral Natural Law: International Perspectives for Today’s Bioethical Reflection),” Revue de l’Institut Catholique de Paris - Transversalités 122 (2012): 125-151.
“Le cas de la grippe aviaire H5N1: La recherche en biologie entre questions, pauses et limites (The Case of the H5N1 Avian Flu: The Research in Biology between Questions, Pauses, and Limits),” Études 417, no. 4 (2012): 317-327.
“New Insights in Environmental and Sustainable Ethics,” Asian Horizons: Dharmaram Journal of Theology 6, no. 2 (2012): 309-328.
“Allocazione delle risorse sanitarie. Come promuovere la giustizia e il bene comune? (The Allocation of Health Care Resources: How Can We Promote Justice and the Common Good?),” Rivista di Teologia Morale 43.169, no. 1 (2011): 69-78.
“Etica teologica, pratica medica e sanità: per una maggiore e migliore giustizia (Theological Ethics, Medical Practice, and Healthcare: To Promote a Greater and Better Justice),” Studia Moralia 49, no. 2 (2011): 439-463.
“L’etica teologica cattolica oggi: il convegno di Trento (Catholic Theological Ethics Today: The Congress in Trent),” Rassegna di Teologia 52, no. 1 (2011): 119-129.
“O Futuro da Bioética (The Future of Bioethics)” (with J.F. Keenan), Bioethikos 5, no. 1 (2011): 10-20.
“Oncofertility and the Boundaries of Moral Reflection” (with P. Lauritzen), Theological Studies 72, no. 1 (2011): 116-130.
“Per una lettura teologico-morale nella malattia: fragilità e vulnerabilità (A Theological Reflection on Illness: Fragility and Vulnerability),” Rivista di Teologia Morale 43, no. 170, no. 2 (2011): 231-240.
“Biopotere (Biopower),” Aggiornamenti sociali 61, no. 1 (2010): 61-64.
“Into the Crisis: To Stand… in Silence,” Mysterion <www.mysterion.it> 3, no. 1 (2010): 32-38.
“La riforma sanitaria negli Stati Uniti (The Health Care Reform in the USA),” La Civiltà Cattolica II, 3839 (2010): 466-478.
“Per una fine che sia inizio: discernere e decidere alla fine della vita umana (For an End that Could Be a Beginning: To Discern and to Decide at the End of Human Life),” Rassegna di Teologia 51, no. 1 (2010): 109-127.
“Rendere conto della storia e delle voci mancanti (The Account of History and Missing Voices),” Rivista di Teologia Morale 42, no. 168.4 (2010): 581-584.
“The Search for a Universal Ethic: The International Theological Commission’s 2009 Document on Natural Law,” Concilium:Human Nature and Natural Law, L. Sowle Cahill, H. Haker, and E. Messi Metogo, eds., 3 (2010): 111-117.
“Empowered by the Holy Spirit,” in The Holy Spirit: Setting the World on Fire, R. Lennan and N. Pineda-Madrid, eds., (Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2017) 162-172.
“Etica teologica, pratica medica e sanità: per una maggiore e migliore giustizia (Theological Ethics, Medical Practice, and Healthcare: To Promote a Greater and Better Justice),” in Dono per un giusto comportamento morale: Giustizia e Misericordia (Gift for a Just Moral Behavior: Justice and Mercy), Questiones Morales 16, A. Gnada and G. Witaszek, eds. (Roma: Lateran University Press and Editiones Academiae Alfonsianae, 2016), 187-204.
“Anthropocentric, Theocentric, Biocentric, and Cosmocentric: Ecotheological Visions in Tension,” in M. Patenge, R. Beck, and M. Luber, eds., Schöpfung bewahren: Theologie und Kirche als Impulsgeber für eine nachhaltige Entwicklung (Preserving Creation: Theology and Church as Stimuli for a Sustainable Development), Weltkirche und Mission 7, (Regensburg: Friedrich Pustet, 2016), 164-188.
“A Renewed Hope,” in The Legacy of Vatican II, M. Faggioli and A. Vicini, eds., (Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2015), 273-278.
“On Just Sustainability and Its Challenges,” (with C. Z. Peppard), in Just Sustainability: Technology, Ecology, and Resource Extraction, C.Z. Peppard and A. Vicini, eds., Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church Series, Vol. 3, (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2015), 1-8.
“Hope Springs: Shaping the Moral Life,” Hope: Promise, Possibility, and Fulfillment, R. Lennan and N. Pineda-Madrid, eds., (Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2013), 168-181.
“Roman Catholic Commitment to Promoting Sustainability,” in Protecting Nature, Saving Creation: Ecological Conflicts, Religious Passions, and Political Quandaries, P. Gagliardi, A.M. Reijnen, P. Valentini, eds. (London: Palgrave Macmilllan, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, 2013), 253-258.
“Roman Catholic Contributions to Address the Current Ecological Crisis,” in Protecting Nature, Saving Creation: Ecological Conflicts, Religious Passions, and Political Quandaries, P. Gagliardi, A.M. Reijnen, P. Valentini, eds. (London: Palgrave Macmilllan, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, 2013), 113-138.
“Living with Indigenous Communities in Chiapas, Mexico: The Transformative Power of Poverty and Suffering,” in Ethnography as Christian Theology and Ethics, C. Scharen and A.M. Vigen, eds., (London: Continuum, 2011), 161-183.