Justin Anderson.

 

Justin M. Anderson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Moral Theology
School of Theology

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Justin M. Anderson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Moral Theology
School of Theology

Justin M. Anderson is Associate Professor of Moral Theology at Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology at Seton Hall University. He earned both his Ph.D. (2011) and M.Phil. (2008) from the Hoger Instituut voor Wijsbegeerte at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Louvain). He holds an S.T.B. and a Ph.L. from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (The Angelicum) in Rome, and an M.A. from Gonzaga University.

He Is co-founder of the international research group "Thomas Aquinas and Canon Law" and a consultant at "Aquinas and 'the Arabs'". He is a member of the Academy of Catholic Theology and the American Catholic Philosophical Association.

Dr. Anderson's overarching interest focuses on the historical sources and conditions under which various ethical positions become possible, especially in the medieval ages and today. This has led him to study understandings of virtue and grace in the 12th and 13th centuries, especially that of Thomas Aquinas; an ethics and politics of participation; and the historical influence medieval ecclesial law and arabic philosophy exercised on Aquinas's works. Given his interest is largely in the realm of ethics, Dr. Anderson's scholarly interests also extend to contemporary, analytic virtue ethics and its potential for dialogue with a contemporary Thomism; the rational grounding for the existence fo instrinsically evil actions; moral object and intentionality; and the philosophical basis for the social principles of Catholic social teaching.

He is author of the book Virtue and Grace in the Theology of Thomas Aquinas (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming) and co-author of Pursuing the Honorable: Honor and Today's Military (Lexington Books, 2019). His articles have been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Freiburger Zeitschrift für Philosophie und Theologie and International Philosophical Quarterly

Courses he frequently teaches include: Fundamental Moral Theology I and II, Catholic Social Teaching, The Ethics of Virtue, Moral Evil and Moral Absolutes, Christian Decision Making, and Secularism and Catholicism.