Professor McCabe is a constructive theologian who specializes in Catholic systematic theology and ethics. His scholarship focuses on the history of modern Christian thought and theological anthropology. Within this area, he has written about Christian reflection on persons with intellectual disabilities-finding resources within the Christian tradition to think about intellectual and embodied differences, and exploring how persons with disabilities challenge and expand the Christian understanding of the human. His wider interests include ethics and political theology, especially the place of religion in secular society and in the cities of global capitalism. In his writing and teaching he is concerned with the ways in which Christian theology can speak to questions of justice and flourishing in vulnerable communities today.
- Ph.D. The University of Notre Dame 2015
- M.A. The University of Chicago 2009
- B.A. The University of Notre Dame 2006
- Review of Disability in the Christian Tradition: A Reader, Edited by Brian Brock and John Swinton (Eerdmans, 2012). Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics, Volume 34, Number 1.
- Louisville Institute Dissertation Completion Fellowship 2014-2015
Mellon Foundation/Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts 2012-2013
Presidential Fellowship, University of Notre Dame 2009-2014
Catholic Theological Society of America Convention Scholarship 2014
Notebaert Professional Development Grant, University of 2012
Professional Development Award, Department of Theology 2011-2014
Phi Beta Kappa honor society May 2006
Otto A. Bird Award (co-winner) May 2006