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

(973) 275-2112

Alfieri Hall
Room 9A

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Justin M. Anderson, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair of Moral Theology
School of Theology


Justin M. Anderson is Professor and Chair of Moral Theology at Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology at Seton Hall University. 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. He is author of the book Virtue and Grace in the Theology of Thomas Aquinas (Cambridge University Press, 2020) 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, International Philosophical Quarterly, and Irish Theological Quarterly. Dr. Anderson 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. He earned his Ph.D. (2011) from the Institute of Philosophy at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Louvain). In 2021, he was selected as Seton Hall University Researcher of the Year.

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