Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

Christine Firer Hinze


Co-Director of The Francis and Ann Curran Center for American Catholic Studies

Duane Library 161 & 236

(718) 817-3363


Ph.D. - University of Chicago
M.A. - Catholic University of America

B.A. - Catholic University of America

Research interests
Christian social ethics, Catholic social thought, liberationist and feminist ethics, foundational issues in Christian social ethics, power and social transformatioin, economic ethics in relation to work, family, and gender.

Recent Publications

“The Drama of Social Sin and the [Im]Possibility of Solidarity: Reinhold Niebuhr and Catholic Social Thought,” Studies in Christian Ethics [UK] 22:4 (2009) 442-460.

“Reconsidering Little Rock:  Hannah Arendt, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Families’ Role in the Struggle for Justice,” Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics (Spring 2009) 25-50.

“Notes on Social and Economic Ethics,” Theological Studies 70 (March 2009) 159-176.

“Women, Families, and the Legacy of Laborem Exercens: An Unfinished Agenda.” Journal of Catholic Social Thought 6:1 (2009) 63-92.

“The Right to a Standard of Living in Accordance With One’s Station in Life: Tough Questions for 21st Century Disciples,” in God and Mammon, Darlene Weaver, ed. Villanova Theology Institute Series, Vol. 32, Fall 2009.

 “A Distinctively Catholic Patriotism?” in God and Country?: Diverse Perspectives on Christianity and Patriotism, Michael G. Long and Tracy Wenger Sadd eds.,  New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007,  129-146.

“Gaudium et Spes ‘Forty Years After:’ Straining Toward Solidarity in a Suffering World.” In William Madges, ed. Vatican II: Forty Years After,  (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Press, 2006).

“U.S. Catholic Social Thought, Gender, and Economic Livelihood.”  Theological Studies, Vol. 66, No. 3: (September 2005): 568-91.

“Quadragesimo Anno.” in Modern Catholic Social Teaching, ed. Kenneth Himes, OFM (Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2005), 151-174.

"What is ‘Enough?’ Catholic Social Teaching, Consumption, and an Ethic of Sufficiency,” in Having: Property and Possession in Religious and Social Life, William Schweiker & Charles Mathewes, eds. (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2004), 162-188.

“Response to Michael J. Baxter,”  Proceedings of the Catholic Theology Society of America 2004.

"Whose Marriage? Whose Health? A Christian Feminist Ethical Response,” co-authored with Mary Stewart van Leeuwen. In Marriage, Health, and the Professions, Don Browning & John Wall, eds. (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2002) 145-166.

“John A. Ryan, Public Policy, and the Quest for a Dignified Ecology of Work,” in Religion and Public Life: The Legacy of John A. Ryan, Robert G. Kennedy, et al, eds.  (Washington, DC: University Press of America, 2001) 215-40.

“Dirt and Economic Inequality: A Christian-Ethical Peek Under the Rug,” Annual of the Society of Christian Ethics (2001): 45-62.

"Identity in Christian Feminist Theology," Concilium 2000/II, ed. Maureen Junker Kenney & Dietmar Meith, 306-313.


THEO 6732-R01: Ethics and Economics, R 5:15-7:45

FALL 2013

THEO 4025-R01: Marriage in the 21st Century, MR 2:30- 3:45

Site  | Directories
Submit Search Request