Patricia Beattie Jung

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Saint Paul School of Theology


Academic Position:
Professor of Christian Ethics

Prior Education Background:
Vanderbilt University, Ph.D., 1979. Vanderbilt University, M.A., 1974. University of Santa Clara, B.A., 1971.

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Recent Publications:
Professional Sexual Ethics: A Wholistic Ministry Approach. Co-editor Darryl Stephens. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, Forthcoming. Moral Issues and Christian Responses. (Eighth Edition) Co-editor L. Shannon Jung. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2013. God, Science, Sex, Gender: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Christian Sexual Ethics. Co-editor Aana Maria Vigen with John Anderson. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2010. Sexual Diversity and Catholicism: Toward the Development of Moral Theology. With Joseph A. Coray. Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 2001. Good Sex: Feminist Wisdom from the World’s Religions. Co-editors Mary E. Hunt and Radhika Balakrishna. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2001. “God Sets the Lonely in Families,” More Than a Monologue: Sexual Diversity and the Catholic Church Vol. 2: Inquiry, Thought, and Expression, J. Patrick Hornbeck II and Michael A. Norko, Co-editors. Bronx, NY: Fordham University Press, Forthcoming (2013). “Catholic Sexual Ethics in the Twenty-First Century,” Prophetic Witness: Catholic Women’s Strategies for Reform. Colleen Griffith, Editor. New York: Crossroads Press, 2009: 197-207. “Constructing a Consistent Ethic of Life: Feminist Contributions to Its Foundation,” The Consistent Ethic of Life: Assessing Its Reception and Relevance. Thomas A. Nairn, Editor. Maryknoll, MD: Orbis Books, 2008:61-80. Heterosexism: An Ethical Challenge. Co-author Ralph F. Smith. New York, NY: SUNY Press, 1993. Named an Outstanding Book on the subject of Human Rights in North America by the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights in North America in 1996.

Professional Activities and Affiliations:
Co-editor, Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics (hereafter JSCE) 2006- 2013. Member, ex officio, SCE Executive Committee Member, ex officio, SCE Board of Directors Member, ex officio, SCE Program Committee for Annual Meeting Co-chair, JSCE Editorial Board Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Religious Ethics, 1985-present. Class of 2015. Co-convener, Society of Christian Ethics (hereafter SCE) Women’s Caucus, 2005. Member, Board of Directors, Catholic Theological Society of America (hereafter CTSA), 2005-2007. Member, Interim Grievance Committee, SCE, January-August, 1997; Chair, August, 1997-December 2000. Member, Task Force on Professional Ethics, SCE, 1996-1997. Member, Board of Directors, SCE, 1995-1999.

Research Interests:

  • Fundamental moral theology
  • Sexual ethics
  • Feminist ethics
  • Gender
  • Public health

Past Events:

  • Trent 2010
  • Padua 2006

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