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Charles E. Curran

Elizabeth Scurlock University Professor of Human Values*

ccurran@smu.edu
214.768.4073

Education

S.T.D., Academia Alfonsiana, Rome, Italy, 1961; S.T.D., Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italk, 1961; S.T.L., Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy, 1959; B.A., St. Bernard's College, Rochester, NY, 1955

Teaching Specialties

Fundamental moral theology, social ethics, role of the Church as a moral and political actor in society, Catholic moral theology

Research Interests

Fundamental moral theology, social ethics, role of the Church as a moral and political actor in society, Catholic moral theology

Selected Publications

:: The Development of Moral Theology: Five Strands (Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2013).
:: Catholic Moral Theology in the United States: A History (Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2008).
:: Loyal Dissent: Memoir of a Catholic Theologian (Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2006).
:: The Moral Theology of Pope John Paul II (Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2005).
:: Catholic Social Teaching 1891-Present: A Historical, Theological, and Ethical Analysis (Washington DC: Georgetown University Press, 2002).
:: Co-editor of the twelve-volume series from Paulist Press: Readings in Moral Theology.

For a complete bibliography of Curran, see Thomas W. O'Brien, "Bibliography of Charles E. Curran 1961-90: Thirty Years of Catholic Moral Theology." Horizons 18 (1991): 263-78, and O'Brien, "Bibliography of Charles E. Curran, 1990-2000: Another Decade of Catholic Moral Theology." Horizons 28 (2001): 307-13.

Professional Distinctions

President of three national academic societies: The Catholic Theological Society of America, Society of Christian Ethics, and American Theological Society; member of the editorial boards of: Annual of the Society of Christian Ethics, The Ecumenist, Horizons, Journal of Religious Ethics, and Theoforum; first recipient of the John Courtney Murray Award of the Catholic Theological Society of America for distinguished achievement in theology; winner of the American Publishers Award for Professional Scholarly Excellence in Theology and Religious Studies (PROSE) for his 2008 book, Catholic Moral Theology in the United States: A History; Roman Catholic priest of the Diocese of Rochester, New York (ordained 1958)

*SMU faculty member affiliated with Perkins School of Theology