Jean Porter

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Jean Porter
  • Role: Senior Fellow
  • Education: MDiv, Weston School of Theology; PhD, Yale University
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John A. O'Brien Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame

Professor Porter's research interests lie primarily in the areas of foundational moral theology and the history of Christian Moral thought, especially in the scholastic period. She is also associated with the Medieval Studies Institute and the Gender Studies Program, and has taught courses cross-listed with both. Her most recent book is Nature as Reason: A Thomistic Theory of the Natural Law (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans Press, 2005). She is the author of three other books and over thirty scholarly articles in refereed journals or as chapters of books. In 1997, she received a prestigious Luce Fellowship in Theology. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Religious Ethics, as well as the British journal, Studies in Christian Ethics, and is also a member of the Advisory Committee for Faculty Development of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. In 2005, she served as the President of the Society of Christian Ethics.