Robert Gascoigne

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Strathfield, NSW Australia

Australian Catholic University


Academic Position:
Professor, School of Theology

Prior Education Background:
D. Theol., Melbourne College of Divinity 2000 D. Phil., Oxford University 1980 B.A. (Hons.) Sydney University 1976

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Recent Publications:
The Church and Secularity: Two Stories of Liberal Society. Moral Traditions Series. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2009. ‘Human Rights, the Church’s Mission and Inculturation’. Asian Horizons: Dharmaram Journal of Theology, volume 5, no. 2, June 2011, pp. 321-333. ‘Martyrs for Justice and the Process of Canonization’ Australasian Catholic Record, January 2012 (Volume 89, no. 1), pp. 3-12. ‘The Human Person and the Common Good in the Context of the Relationship between Church and State’, in Being Human: Groundwork for a Theological Anthropology for the 21st Century. Eds. David Kirchhoffer, with Robyn Horner and Patrick McArdle. Preston, Victoria: Mosaic Press, 2013. Pp. 333-345. ‘Human Poignancy and the Moral Foundations of Liberal Society: A Theological Perspective’, in Priest, Poet and Theologian: Essays in Honour of Anthony Kelly, CSsR. Eds. Neil Ormerod and Robert Gascoigne. Preston, Victoria: Mosaic Press, 2013. Pp. 169-185. ‘Fifty Years after Pacem in Terris’, Australasian Catholic Record, October 2013 (Volume 90).

Professional Activities and Affiliations:
Australian Catholic Theological Association Catholic Theological Society of America Society for Christian Ethics

Research Interests:

  • Social ethics
  • Political ethics
  • Virtue ethics
  • Human rights

Past Events:

  • Trent 2010
  • Padua 2006

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