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Michael Jaycox

United States
Institution Seattle University
Position Associate Professor of Christian Ethics
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Recent Publications
  • “Nussbaum, Anger, and Racial Justice: On the Epistemological and Eschatological Limitations of White Liberalism,” Political Theology 21, no. 5 (2020), available at:
  • “Emotions and Christian Ethics,” in Tobias Winright, ed., T&T Clark Handbook of Christian Ethics (forthcoming 2020)
  • “Payback, Forgiveness, Accountability: Exercising Responsible Agency in the Midst of Structured Racial Harm,” Religions 10, no. 9 (2019): 528, available at:
  • “Black Lives Matter and Catholic Whiteness: A Tale of Two Performances,” Horizons 44, no. 2 (2017): 306-341, available at:
  • “The Black Lives Matter Movement: Justice and Health Equity,” Health Progress 97, no. 6 (2016): 42-47, available at:
  • “The Civic Virtues of Social Anger: A Critically Reconstructed Normative Ethic for Public Life,” Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 36, no. 1 (2016): 123-143, available at:
  • “Human Rights and Intrinsic Evil: The Language of Exceptionless Moral Norms in Catholic Theological Ethics,” Horizons 41, no. 1 (2014): 142-165, available at:
  • “The Enduring Ethical Vision of Gaudium et Spes: Catholic Moral Engagement in the Twenty-First Century,” in Kevin J. Ahern, ed., Visions of Hope: Emerging Theologians and the Future of the Church (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Press, 2013), 129-132.
  • “Coercion, Autonomy, and the Preferential Option for the Poor in the Ethics of Organ Transplantation,” Developing World Bioethics 12, no. 3 (2012): 135-147, available at:
Professional Activities and Affiliations
  • Member, Society of Christian Ethics
  • Member, Catholic Theological Society of America
  • Member, College Theology Society
  • Administrative Team, Bioethics and Healthcare Topic Session, Catholic Theological Society of America
  • Executive Committee, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, Seattle University