- Ph.D., Brown University
I offer courses in modern religious ethical thought, theory and method in the study of religion, and topics in philosophy of religion. My classes draw on classic and contemporary source materials to examine theoretical topics and themes at the intersections of western religious and philosophical thought with an emphasis on ethics.
My current research includes two book projects. First, a book entitled Friedrich Nietzsche’s Critique of Christian Neighbor-Love which offers a re-reading of Friedrich Nietzsche’s conception of morality through his critique of Christian neighbor-love. Second, a book entitled From Soul Surgery to Corporate Sponsorship: An Ethical Analysis of Addiction Medicine in 20th Century America which examines three critical developments in the history of addiction medicine from the perspective of psychiatric ethics.
Recent and Upcoming Courses:
RELG 107 Introduction to Religion: Religious Ethics in Comparative Perspective
RELG 220 The Seven Deadly Sins
RELG 242 Love and its Critics
RELG 245 Modern Moral Issues in Religious Perspective
RELG 226 Ethics of Ordinary Life
RELG 244 Issues in Medical Ethics
RELG 330 Duty and Virtue in Contemporary Religious Ethics
RELG 340 Psychiatric Ethics
RELG 341 Modern Roman Catholic Ethics
RELG 390 Forgiveness in Islamic and Christian Thought
First year seminar:
FYSP 091 Anonymous Identities: Membership and Community in Alcoholics Anonymous