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Matthew R. Petrusek - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Matthew R. Petrusek Matthew R. Petrusek

Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Undergraduate Education in Theological Studies | Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA, UNITED STATES

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Biography

Dr. Petrusek’s interests and specializations include meta ethics, the intersection of philosophical and theological ethics, Christian ethics, ethics and political theory, natural law, virtue theory, distributive justice, and human dignity. He has published in the Journal of the American Academy of Religion, the Journal of Moral Philosophy, and Philosophy and Theology, and has served as an on-air analyst for Noticias MundoFox and CNN Español.

Education (3)

University of Chicago Divinity School: Ph.D., Religion and Ethics 2013

Yale University: M.A., Religious Ethics 2005

Washington and Lee University: B.A., Medieval and Ren. Studies 2002

Social

Areas of Expertise (10)

Christian Ethics

Ethics and Political Theory

Natural Law

Virtue Theory

Human Rights

Distributive Justice

Domestic and International Poverty

Globallization

Meta Ethics

Philosophical and Theological Ethics

Industry Expertise (3)

Research

Education/Learning

Religious Institutions

Languages (2)

  • English
  • Spanish

Articles (4)

The Image of God and Moral Action: Challenging the Practicality of the Imago Dei

Studies in Christian Ethics

2017

Making the Fundamental Option Fully Free: How Human Capabilities Help Clarify Karl Rahner’s Conception of Justice

Philosophy and Theology

2017

Human Capacities and the Problem of Universally Equal Dignity: Two Philosophical Test Cases and a Theistic Response

Journal of Moral Theology

2016

The Relevance of Karl Rahner’s View of Dignity for the Catholic Social Thought Tradition

Philosophy and Theology

2015