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Robin W. Lovin

Dr. Robin W. Lovin (B.A., Northwestern University; B.D., Ph.D. Harvard University) is Cary Maguire University Professor of Ethics. Prof. Lovin served as Dean of the Perkins School of Theology from 1994 until 2002 and previously held teaching positions at Emory University and the University of Chicago, and he was Dean of the Theological School at Drew University. He is an ordained minister of the United Methodist Church and is active in local and national church events. His research interests include social ethics, religion and law, and comparative religious ethics. He has served on the editorial boards of numerous scholarly journals, including the Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Studies in Christian Ethics, and the Journal of Law and Religion, and he is an editor-at-large for the Christian Century. His own writings include Christian Faith and Public Choices: The Social Ethics of Barth, Brunner, and Bonhoeffer (Fortress Press, 1984), Reinhold Niebuhr and Christian Realism (Cambridge University Press, 1995), Christian Realism and the New Realities (Cambridge University Press, 2008), and the forthcoming An Introduction to Christian Ethics: Goals, Duties, and Virtues (Abingdon Press). Dr. Lovin teaches courses such as "Christian Ethics and Moral Issues," "The Bible and Ethics," and "Religion and Human Rights." Contact Information: Cary M. Maguire University Chair of Ethics, Campus Box 317, SMU, Dallas, 75275-0317/ rlovin@smu.edu / 214-768-4134