Prof. Jennifer A. HerdtProfessor of Christian Ethics

    Research Profile

    Virtue ethics, natural law, eudaimonism, early modern and modern moral thought.

    Teaching Profile

    Christian theological ethics, social ethics, political theology.

    Selcted Publications

    “Augustine and the Liturgical Pedagogy of Virtue,” in Virtue and the Moral Life, ed. William Werpehowski, Lexington Books 2015, 19-36.

    “Truthfulness and Continual Discomfort,” in The Difference Christ Makes, ed. Charlie Collier, Eugene, OR: Cascade Books 2015, 25-42.

    “Eudaimonism and Dispossession: Augustine on Almsgiving,” in Augustine and Social Justice, ed. Teresa Delgado, John Doody, and Kim Paffenroth, Lanham, MD: Lexington Books 2015, 97-112.

    “Frailty, Fragmentation, and Social Dependency in the Cultivation of Christian Virtue,” in Cultivating Virtue:  Multiple Perspectives, ed. Nancy Snow, Oxford University Press 2015, 227-250.

    “Calvin’s Legacy for Contemporary Reformed Natural Law,” Scottish Journal of Philosophy 67.4 (2014): 414-435.

    Virtue, Identity, and Agency: Ethical Formation from Medieval to Early Modern, Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 42.1 (Winter 2012), guest editor.

    “Hauerwas Among the Virtues,” Journal of Religion Ethics 40.2 (2012): 202-227.

    “Christian Humility, Courtly Civility, and the Code of the Streets,” Modern Theology 25.4 (2009): 541-587.

    Putting on Virtue: The Legacy of the Splendid Vices, Chicago University Press 2008. (Paperback edition, 2012.)

    Focus: Eighteenth-Century Ethics, Journal of Religious Ethics 28.2 (Summer 2000), guest co-editor with Mark Larrimore.

    Religion and Faction in Hume’s Moral Philosophy, Cambridge University Press 1997 (Paperback reprint, 2008.)



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