Prof. McKenny’s teaching and writing focus on Christian ethics, the ethics of biotechnology, and biomedical ethics.
Theological ethics, political theology, biomedical ethics
Darwin in the Twenty-first Century: Nature, Humanity, and God, edited by Phillip R. Sloan, Gerald McKenny, and Kathleen K. Eggleson, University of Notre Dame Press, 2015).
“Biotechnology and the Normative Significance of Human Nature: A Contribution from Theological Anthropology,” Studies in Christian Ethics 26 (2013): 18-36.
“Transcendence, Technological Enhancement, and Christian Theology,” in Transhumanism and Transcendence: Christian Hope in an Age of Technological Enhancement, edited by Ronald Cole-Turner, Georgetown University Press, 2011, pp. 177-92.
The Analogy of Grace: Karl Barth’s Moral Theology, Oxford University Press, 2010.
“Nature as Given, Nature as Guide, Nature as Natural Kinds: Return to Nature in the Ethics of Human Biotechnology,” in Without Nature? A New Condition for Theology, edited by David Albertson & Cabell King, Fordham University Press, 2009, pp. 152-77.
“Moral Disagreement and the Limits of Reason: Reflections on MacIntyre and Ratzinger,” in Intractable Disputes about the Natural Law: Alasdair MacIntyre and Critics, edited by Lawrence Cunningham, University of Notre Dame Press, 2009, pp. 195-226.
Altering Nature, vol. 1: Concepts of ‘Nature’ and the ‘Natural’ in Biotechnology Debates, and vol. 2: Religion, Biotechnology, and Public Policy, edited by Baruch A. Brody, B. Andrew Lustig, & Gerald P. McKenny (New York: Springer Science Press, 2008).
“Genre and Persuasion in Religious Ethics: An Introduction,” Journal of Religious Ethics 33 (2005): 397-407.
“Technologies of Desire: Theology, Ethics and the Enhancement of Human Traits,” Theology Today 59 (2002): 90-103.
To Relieve the Human Condition: Bioethics, Technology, and the Body, State University of New York Press, 1997 (Choice Outstanding Book, 1998).
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