PG 649: The Contribution of Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church to Contemporary Theological Debate.

Module Level



Essay, 7000 words

Module Aims

To introduce students to the work of the organization Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church (CTEWC). Students will examine core texts produced by CTEWC over the past 15 years, and critically evaluate the contribution of CTEWC to contemporary debate. In so doing, students will engage with the thinking Catholic Ethicists from all around the world, allowing for a plurality of contexts and issues to be examined.


  • James F. Keenan (ed.), Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church, (New York: Continuum, 2007).
  • Linda Hogan (ed.), Applied Ethics in a World Church: The Padua Conference, (New York: Orbis Books, 2008).
  • Kristin E. Heyer, James F. Keenan, Andrea Vicini (eds.), Building Bridges in Sarajevo: The Plenary Papers from CTEWC 2018, (New York: Orbis Books, 2019).
  • Lucas Chan, James F. Keenan, Ronaldo Zacharias (eds.), The Bible and Catholic Theological Ethics, (New York: Orbis Books, 2017).
  • Linda Hogan, A.E. Orobator (eds.), Feminist Catholic Theological Ethics: Conversations in the World Church, (New York; Orbis Books, 2014).
  • Antonio Autiero, Laurenti Magesa (eds.), The Catholic Ethicist in the Local Church, (New York: Orbis Books, 2018).
  • Christiana Z. Peppard, Andrea Vicini (eds.), Just Sustainability: Technology, Ecology, and Resource Extraction, (New York: Orbis Books, 2015).
  • Agnes M. Brazal, Maria Teresa Davila (eds.), Living With(out) Borders: Catholic Theological Ethics on the Migrations of Peoples, (New York: Orbis Books, 2016).
  • James F. Keenan, Mark McGreevy (eds.), Street Homelessness and Catholic Theological Ethics, (New York: Orbis Books, 2019).


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