Meet the Scholars
Jesse Couenhoven is Professor of Moral Theology in the Humanities and Theology departments at Villanova University. His books Stricken by Sin, Cured by Christ (OUP, 2013) and Predestination: A Guide for the Perplexed (T&T Clark, 2018) offer historical and constructive perspectives on questions about free will raised by doctrines of fall and redemption. His work engages moral and medical perspectives on sin and disorders, and normative and therapeutic perspectives on freedom and forgiveness. He has held fellowships from the Center of Theological Inquiry, the Center for Public Justice, the Penn Humanities Forum, the University of Chicago, Florida State University, and the John Templeton Foundation.
Neil Arner is an Assistant Professor of Moral Theology at the University of Notre Dame. He has received research fellowships from the National Science Foundation, the Center of Theological Inquiry, and the John Templeton Foundation. The primary area of Dr. Arner’s research and teaching is fundamental moral theology: the way in which Christian ethicists integrate biblical, ecclesial, historical, philosophical, and empirical considerations. He specializes in Protestant theories of natural law, the theological bases of ecumenical collaboration, and Christian responses to scientific accounts of morality.
Gerald McKenny is Walter Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of To Relieve the Human Condition (1997), The Analogy of Grace: Karl Barth’s Moral Theology (2010); and Biotechnology, Human Nature, and Christian Ethics (2018). He is also co-editor of four books, including The Ethical (2003), Altering Nature (2008), and Darwin in the Twenty-first Century: Nature, Humanity, and God (2015).