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Robin W. Lovin

Robin W. Lovin

Cary M. Maguire University Professor of Ethics*



Ph.D., Harvard University, 1978; B.D., Harvard University, 1971; B.A., Northwestern University, 1968

Teaching Specialties

Social ethics, Protestant theological ethics, comparative religious ethics, religion and political thought, history of ethics

Research Interests

Reinhold Niebuhr and Christian realism, racial justice, church and state issues

Selected Publications

:: Reinhold Niebuhr and Christian Realism (Cambridge, 1994).
:: Christian Ethics: An Essential Guide (Abingdon, 2000).

Professional Distinctions

President, Society of Christian Ethics, 2000; editor-at-large for The Christian Century; ordained elder, The United Methodist Church, North Texas Annual Conference


*SMU faculty member affiliated with Perkins School of Theology