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Kenneth Himes

United States
Institution Department of Theology, Boston College
Position Professor of Theological Ethics
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Recent Publications
  • Drones and the Ethics of Targeted Killing (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016)
  • “The State of Our Union: Election Year Reflections” Theological Studies 78/1 (2017): 147-170
  • Modern Catholic Social Teaching: Commentaries and Interpretations (Georgetown University Press, 2005; 2nd rev. ed., 2017) General editor with associate editors
  • “Catholic Social Teaching on Building a Just Society: The Need for a Ceiling and a Floor” Religions 8.49 (2017): 1-11. doi: 10.3390/rel8040049 (; hard copy: 129-139
  • “Humanitarian Intervention and Catholic Political Thought: Moral and Legal Perspectives” Journal of Catholic Social Thought 15/1 (Winter 2018): 1-31.
  • “The Complexity of Poverty” reprinted as “Poverty and Christian Discipleship” in Poverty: Responding Like Jesus (Paraclete Press, 2018) pp. 11-20
  • “Catholic Social Teaching in a Church That Is Both Local and Universal” in Antonio Autiero and Laurenti Magesa, eds. The Catholic Ethicist in the Local Church (Orbis Books, 2018) pp. 66-78
  • “Catholic Social Teaching, Economic Inequality and American Society” Journal of Religious Ethics 47/2 (June, 2019): 283-310
  • “A Nation in Crisis: Trump as Cause and Effect” in K. Heyer, J. Keenan, A. Vicini, eds. Building Bridges in Sarajevo (Orbis Books, 2019) pp. 117-122
Professional Activities and Affiliations
  • Society of Christian Ethics, 1980 –
  • Catholic Theological Society of America, 1981 – President, 2000-2001; Board of Directors, 1992-94; 1998-2002 Chairman, Nominations Committee, 2004-2007
  • New Theology Review, 1987-2002 - editorial board Editor, 1997-2002; Associate Editor, 1987-1992
  • Journal of Catholic Social Thought 2011 – editorial board
  • Journal of Peace and Justice Studies 2013 – editorial board