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James Keenan

United States
Institution Boston College
Position Vice Provost for Global Engagement; Canisius Professor of Theology; Director of the Jesuit Institute
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Recent Publications
  • Books: University Ethics: How Colleges can Build and Benefit from a Culture of Ethics, Rowman and Littlefield, May 2015
  • Doing Catholic Theological Ethics in a Cross Cultural and Interreligious Asian Context edited with Yiu Sing Lúcás Chan and Shaji George Kochuthara, Bangalore: Dharmaram Press, 2016.
  • The Bible and Catholic Theological Ethics, edited with Yiu Sing Lúcás Chan and Ronaldo Zacharias, (Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 2017)
  • A Lúcás Chan Reader: Pioneering Essays on Biblical and Asian Theological Ethics, edited with George Griener (Bangalore: Dharmarham, 2017)
  • Amoris Laetitia: A New Momentum for Moral Formation and Pastoral Practice edited with Grant Gallicho (Mahwah: Paulist Press, 2018)
  • Contingent Faculty edited with Matt Gaudet, Journal of Moral Theology 8.1 (Spring 2019)
  • Building Bridges in Sarajevo: The Plenary Papers of Sarajevo 2018, co-edited with Kristin Heyer and Andrea Vicini (Marynoll: Orbis books, July 2019)
  • Street Homelessness and Catholic Theological Ethics, coedited with Mark McGreevey, (Marynoll: Orbis books, July 2019)
  • A Brief History of Catholic Ethics, Paulist Press, 2020 (forthcoming)
  • Essays: “Moral Discernment in History,” Theological Studies 79.3 (2018) 668-679
  • “Making Sense of 80 Years of Theological Ethics at Theological Studies,” Theological Studies 80.1 (2019) 148-168
  • “Clement Campos Bridge-Builder Par Excellence,” Assisi Saldanha, ed. Combining Moral Truth with Pastoral Compassion: The papers and articles of Rev. Dr. Clement Campos, C.Ss.R. 2019
  • “Vulnerability and Hierarchicalism,” Melita Teologica 68.2 (2019): 129-142
  • “Le questioni teologiche morali più rilevanti per affrontare i problemi nel dibattito globale degli ultimi trenta anni,” Teologia (2019)
  • “Vulnerabilità e gerarchicalismo,” Aggiornamento Sociali (2019)
Professional Activities and Affiliations
  • Founder, CTEWC, 2012-
  • Editorial Board, Asian Horizons 2011-
  • Director, Jesuit Institute, Boston College, 2014-2024
  • Director, Presidential Scholars Program, Boston College, 2010-2020
  • Visiting Professor of Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram in Bangalore (August, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2015, 2017)
  • Visiting Professor of Jnana Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pune, India, August 2015, 2017
  • Member of the Board of Trustees, Loyola University, Baltimore 2017-
  • President-elect, Society of Christian Ethics, 2022