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Jonathan Rothchild - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Jonathan Rothchild Jonathan Rothchild

Associate Professor of Theological Studies and BCLA Associate Dean | Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA, UNITED STATES

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Biography

Dr. Rothchild is an Associate Professor of Theological Studies and Chair of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University. His research analyzes contemporary moral issues and social and legal structures through the lenses of Christian theology and ethics.

Education (3)

University of Chicago: Ph.D., Divinity School 2004

University of Chicago: M.A., Divinity School 1999

Georgetown University: B.A., Theology 1996

Areas of Expertise (5)

Contemporary Moral Issues Christian Theology Christian Ethics Theological Ethics Law and Religion

Affiliations (3)

  • Society of Christian Ethics
  • American Academy of Religion
  • North American Paul Tillich Society

Research Grants (1)

Youth Theology Institute

Lilly Endowment 

I am part of the faculty steering committee for a four-year Youth Theology Institute at LMU funded by a $600,000 grant from the Lilly Endowment. The grant will allow LMU to host 100 high school students for a week during the summer (beginning in summer, 2016 for four consecutive summers) as a summer leadership institute that invites students to think about their roles in the world (vocation), to discern the ways that they might be ethical and spiritual leaders, to discuss life's big spiritual issues, and to make a film together that examines these issues. It will emphasize the multicultural and interfaith context of Los Angeles and draw upon resources from the Catholic tradition. There will also be site visits to community service organizations and to different religious communities’ places of worship.

Courses (8)

Punishment and Mercy

Punishment and Mercy

God and The Good: An Introduction to Christian Ethics

God and The Good: An Introduction to Christian Ethics

Christian Marriage and Sexuality

Christian Marriage and Sexuality

God and the Human Experience

God and the Human Experience

Foundations of Theological Ethics

Foundations of Theological Ethics

Issues in Moral Theology Today

Issues in Moral Theology Today

Theology, Law, Science

Theology, Law, Science

Topics in Theological Ethics

Topics in Theological Ethics

Articles (6)

Federalism, Subsidiarity, and Voting Rights: Critiquing the Shelby County decision through Johannes Althusius and Catholic Social Teaching The Journal of Law and Religion

“Federalism, Subsidiarity, and Voting Rights: Critiquing the Shelby County decision through Johannes Althusius and Catholic Social Teaching” (accepted; forthcoming in The Journal of Law and Religion).

Childhood without Life, Life without Childhood: Theological and Legal Critiques of Current Juvenile Justice Policies Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics

“Childhood without Life, Life without Childhood: Theological and Legal Critiques of Current Juvenile Justice Policies,” Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 33:1 (2013): 124-157.

Transforming the Circle: Tillich's Dialectic Conception of Love and the Meaning of History International Jahrbuch on Tillich's Philosophy of History

“Transforming the Circle: Tillich's Dialectic Conception of Love and the Meaning of History.” International Jahrbuch on Tillich's Philosophy of History, edited by Danz, Christian, Marc Dumas, Werner Schüßler, Mary Ann Stenger, and Erdmann Strum. Volume 8:1 (October, 2013): 15-32.

Dispenser of the Mercy of the Government: Pardons, the Rule of Law, and Felony Disenfranchisement Journal of Religious Ethics

“Dispenser of the Mercy of the Government: Pardons, the Rule of Law, and Felony Disenfranchisement,” Journal of Religious Ethics 39:1 (2011) 48-70.

Hearing the Cries: Conversations with Luther and the Bishops Journal of Lutheran Ethics

“Hearing the Cries: Conversations with Luther and the Bishops,” Journal of Lutheran Ethics 11:2 (2011).

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