David Hollenbach

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Chestnut Hill, MA United States

Boston College


Academic Position:
University Chair in Human Rights and International Justice

Prior Education Background:
Ph.D., Yale University, 1975 M.Div., Woodstock College, 1971 Ph.L., St. Louis University, 1968 M.A., St. Louis University, 1968 B.S., St. Joseph's University, 1964

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Recent Publications:
Driven from Home: Protecting the Rights of Forced Migrants. David Hollenbach, S.J., editor. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2010. Refugee Rights: Ethics Advocacy, and Africa, David Hollenbach, S.J., editor. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2008. The Global Face of Public Faith: Politics, Human Rights, and Christian Ethics. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2003. The Common Good and Christian Ethics. New Studies in Christian Ethics. Cambridge University Press, 2002. Catholicism and Liberalism: Contributions to American Public Philosophy. Edited with R. Bruce Douglass. Cambridge Studies in Religion and American Public Life. Cambridge University Press, 1994. Includes two essays by D. Hollenbach: "A Communitarian Reconstruction of Human Rights," and "Afterword: A Community of Freedom." Justice, Peace, and Human Rights: American Catholic Social Ethics in a Pluralistic World. New York: Crossroad, 1988; second printing: 1990. Nuclear Ethics: A Christian Moral Argument. New York: Paulist Press, 1983. Claims in Conflict: Retrieving and Renewing the Catholic Human Rights Tradition. Woodstock Studies #4. New York: Paulist Press, 1979.

Professional Activities and Affiliations:
Society of Christian Ethics. President, 1995––1996. Vice President, 1994--1995. Board of Directors, 1987––1991. Political Theology (UK), Editorial board, 2007––present. Journal of Catholic Social Thought (USA), Editorial board, 2008––present

Research Interests:

  • Social ethics
  • Political ethics
  • Human rights
  • War and peace
  • Globalization

Past Events:

  • Trent 2010
  • Padua 2006

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