Charles E. Curran

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Elizabeth Scurlock University Chair of Human Values

Contact

Office: Dallas Hall 317
Phone: 214-768-4073
Email: ccurran@smu.edu

About

Dr. Charles E. Curran (B.A., St. Bernard's College; S.T.L., Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome; S.T.D., Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome; S.T.D., Academia Alfonsiana, Rome) is the Elizabeth Scurlock University Chair of Human Values. Dr. Curran is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the world's most prestigious honorary societies. He is the author of numerous over three hundred publications on Catholic moral theology, social ethics, and the role of the Church as a moral and political actor in society. His numerous books include Issues in Sexual and Medical Ethics (University of Notre Dame Press, 1978), The Moral Theology of Pope John II (Georgetown University Press, 2005), Loyal Dissent: Memoir of a Catholic Theologian (Georgetown University Press, 2006), and Catholic Social Teaching 1891-Present: A Historical, Theological, and Ethical Analysis (Georgetown University Press, 2002). His book Catholic Moral Theology in the United States: A History (Georgetown University Press, 2008) won the American Publisher's Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence in Theology and Religion and the First Place Prize in History in the Catholic Press Association Book Awards. Prof. Curran's courses include "Bioethics from a Christian Perspective" and "Christianity and American Public Life." Contact Information: Elizabeth Scurlock University Chair of Human Values, Campus Box 317 , SMU, Dallas 75275-0317/ ccurran@smu.edu / 214-768-4073