Andrea Vicini

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Chestnut Hill, MA United States

Boston College Schoool of Theology and Ministry


Academic Position:
Associate Professor of Moral Theology, Director of the MDiv program

Prior Education Background:
- M.D., University of Bologna, Italy – 1986. - Specialization in Pediatrics, University of Bologna, Italy – 1991. - Bachelor of Philosophy, Aloisianum Institute, Padua, Italy – 1992. - Bachelor of Theology, Centre Sèvres, Paris, France – 1995. - Ph.D., Theological Ethics, Boston College, Boston, USA – 2000. - S.T.L., Moral Theology, Weston Jesuit School of Theology, Cambridge, USA – 2001. - S.T.D., Moral Theology, Pontifical Faculty of Theology of Southern Italy: S. Luigi, Naples, Italy –2007.

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Recent Publications:
Genetica umana e bene comune (Human Genetics and the Common Good), (Cinisello Balsamo: San Paolo, 2008). Translation: Genética humana e bem comum (São Paolo: Loyola, 2011). “The Search for a Universal Ethic: The International Theological Commission’s 2009 Document on Natural Law,” in Concilium, L. SOWLE CAHILL - H. HAKER - E. MESSI METOGO, eds., 3 (2010) 111-117. “La riforma sanitaria negli Stati Uniti,” in La Civiltà Cattolica II/3839 (2010) 466-478. “Oncofertility and the Boundaries of Moral Reflection” (with P. LAURITZEN), in Theological Studies 72/1 (2011) 116-130. “O Futuro da Bioética” (with J.F. KEENAN), in Bioethikos 5/1 (2011) 10-20. “Living with Indigenous Communities in Chiapas, Mexico: The Transformative Power of Poverty and Suffering,” in Ethnography as Christian Theology and Ethics, C. SCHAREN - A.M. VIGEN, eds., (London: Continuum, 2011) 161-183. “Bioethics: Basic Questions and Extraordinary Developments,” in Theological Studies 73/1 (2012) 169-187. “Ethical Challenges of Human Genetics Today: From the Lab, through the Clinic, to the Pews,” in Studia Moralia 50/1 (2012) 145-174. “Imaging in Severe Disorders of Consciousness: Rethinking Consciousness, Identity and Care in a Relational Key,” in Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 32/1 (2012) 169-191. “La loi morale naturelle: Perspectives internationales pour la réflexion bioéthique contemporaine,” in Revue de l’Institut Catholique de Paris - Transversalités 122 (2012) 125-151. “New Insights in Environmental and Sustainable Ethics,” in Asian Horizons: Dharmaram Journal of Theology 6/2 (2012) 309-328. “Le cas de la grippe aviaire H5N1: La recherche en biologie entre questions, pauses et limites,” in Études 417/4 (2012) 317-327.

Professional Activities and Affiliations:
Professional Activities - Series Co-Editor: Moral Traditions Series, Georgetown University Press (2013- ) - Editorial Board: Theological Studies, Board of editorial consultants (2012- ). - Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church: Planning Committee for the Future (2010- ) and Co-Chair, Development Committee (2010- ). - Conference planning and organization: The Legacy of Vatican II, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, September 26, 2013. Affiliations to Professional Societies - American Academy of Religion (AAR). - American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH). - Associazione Teologica Italiana (ATI). - Associazione Teologica Italiana per lo Studio della Morale (ATISM). - Catholic Theological Society of America (CTSA). - Centro Interuniversitario di Ricerca Bioetica (CIRB). - European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Health Care (ESPMH). - Society of Christian Ethics (SCE).

Research Interests:

  • Fundamental moral theology
  • Sexual ethics
  • Medical ethics
  • History of theological ethics
  • Virtue ethics
  • Feminist ethics
  • Gender
  • Globalization
  • Environmental ethics
  • Public health

Past Events:

  • Berlin 2013
  • Nairobi 2012
  • Trent 2010
  • Padua 2006

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