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James Childress

University Professor & John Allen Hollingsworth Professor Emeritus
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), Guilford College
  • Bachelor of Divinity (BD), Yale University
  • Master of Arts (MA), Yale University
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Yale University

Research Interests: 

  • Religious Ethics
  • Social and Political Ethics
  • Biomedical Ethics
  • Methods in Ethics

My research currently focuses on two major areas: (1) biomedical ethics, with particular attention to theory and method, religion and bioethics, and public bioethics, and (2) just-war theory and pacifism. My teaching includes undergraduate courses on biomedical ethics and on religion and public policy, and graduate seminars on love and justice in Christian ethics, just-war theory and pacifism, and legal and ethical reasoning in public policy.

Mailing Address: 

Department of Religious Studies
PO Box 400126
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4126