Anthony Egan SJ

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Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa

Jesuit Institute South Africa & University of the Witwatersrand Faculty of Health Sciences


Prior Education Background:
BA Hons MA (History) (Cape Town) BA Hons (Philosophy & Theology) (London) MDiv, STL (Moral Theology) (Weston Jesuit School of Theology) PhD (Politics) (Witwatersrand)

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Recent Publications:
2012:The Church and War in the 21st Century (Pietermaritzburg: Cluster Publications) 2013 “Arms deals and development. Can one reconcile meeting the MDGs and arms purchases?”, The Gothenberg Process. Report: Towards a Just Peace:Faith based ethics in challenging Arms Trade (Cape Town: Goedgedacht Forum/Denis Hurley Peace Centre/Gothenberg Process), pp. 43-51. 2013 “The ministerial formation of a radical clergyman: Douglas Thompson at Richmond College, 1928-1930” in: Itumuleng D Mothoagae & Anselm Laurence Prior (eds.), Tradition: Fixed and Mobile. Essays in Honour of Rev. Prof. Rodney Moss (Pretoria: University of South Africa Research Institute for Theology and Religion), pp.175-200. 2012 “Political Martyrdom, Secular Sainthood: A Rahnerian Reading of the Lives of Steve Biko and Rick Turner”, in: James R Cochrane, Elias Bongmba, Isabel Phiri & Des van der Water (eds.), Living on the Edge: Essays in Honour of Steve de Gruchy,Activist & Theologian (Pietermaritzburg: Cluster Publications), pp. 97-110. 2013 “The Faith of the Faithless: Experiments in Political Theology, Simon Critchley (Review Article)”, Theoria 135 (Vol. 60, No. 2),June, 104-106. 2013 “God in Pain: Inversions of Apocalypse. Slavoj Žižek and Boris Gunjević (Review Article)”, Theoria 134 (Vol. 60, No. 1), March, 99-102. 2013 “Savage Messianism and Political Mysticism: What the Dune Novels Might say to Contemporary Faith”, Grace & Truth, Vol. 30, No.1, April, 38-45. 2012 “Operating within a ‘site of struggle’: Church Structures, Theological Stance, and the Activist Clergyperson” Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae, Vol 38, No.1, 179-196.

Professional Activities and Affiliations:
Staff Member, Jesuit Institute South Africa, Johannesburg Part time lecturer in Medical Ethics, Steve Biko Centre for Bioethics, Faculty of Health Sciences University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg. Part time lecturer in Applied Ethics, St Augustine College of South Africa (Johannesburg). Participating lecturer (through Jesuit Institute) in the Fordham University/University of Pretoria Ubuntu Student Exchange Programme Membership: Theological Society of South Africa Peer reviewing of articles for: Journal of Theology for Southern Africa, Hervormde Teologiese Studies, SA Journal of Bioethics & Law, etc etc.

Research Interests:

  • Social ethics
  • Sexual ethics
  • Political ethics
  • Medical ethics
  • History of theological ethics
  • War and peace
  • Globalization
  • Environmental ethics
  • Public health

Past Events:

  • Trent 2010
  • Padua 2006

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