David A. Clairmont

David A. Clairmont

Associate Professor
Director of Master of Theological Studies, Tisch Family Associate Professor of Theology
Moral Theology/Christian Ethics

Education

B.B.A. [Accounting and Theology], 1996, University of Notre Dame

Ph.D. [Religious Ethics], 2005, University of Chicago Divinity School

Research and Teaching Interests

Clairmont studies comparative religious ethics, particularly the moral thought of Roman Catholicism and Theravada Buddhism, and issues of method in Catholic moral theology. He is interested in questions of moral formation, inter-cultural dialogue in the Church, and the importance of inter-religious dialogue for the future of Catholic moral theology. He is co-editor (with Don S. Browning) of American Religions and the Family: How Faith Traditions Cope with Modernization (Columbia University Press, 2007) and author of Moral Struggle and Religious Ethics: On the Person as Classic in Comparative Theological Contexts (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011).  His articles have appeared in the Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics and the Journal of the American Academy of Religion.  He is currently working on two books: first, an analysis of the shape and contemporary relevance of Bonaventure’s moral theology tentatively titled Bonaventure’s Hope; and second, an introduction to comparative religious ethics (with William Schweiker) tentatively titled Religious Ethics: Meaning and Method.

Recent Publications

 Books:

2011. Moral Struggle and Religious Ethics: On the Person as Classic in Comparative Theological Contexts. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.
 
Co-edited with Don S. Browning. 2007. American Religions and the Family: How Faith Traditions Cope with Modernization and Democracy. New York: Columbia University Press.
 
Book Chapters:
 
2012. “Cultures of Comparison and Traditions of Scholarship: Holism and Inculturation in Religious Ethics,” in Religious Ethics in a Time of Globalism: Shaping a Third Wave of Comparative Analysis, edited by Elizabeth M. Bucar and Aaron Stalnaker, 81-112. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Articles:

With David M. Lantigua. 2013. “Between Inculturation and Natural Law: Comparative Method in Catholic Moral Theology.” Journal of Moral Theology 2.2:  60-88.
 
2013. “Medieval Consideration and Moral Pace: Thomas Aquinas and Bernard of Clairvaux on the Temporal Aspects of Virtue,” Journal of Religious Ethics. 41.1, March 2013: 79-111.

With David M. Lantigua. 2013. “Between Inculturation and Natural Law: Comparative Method in Catholic Moral Theology.”Journal of Moral Theology 2.2: 60-88.

2013. “Medieval Consideration and Moral Pace: Thomas Aquinas and Bernard of Clairvaux on the Temporal Aspects of Virtue,” Journal of Religious Ethics 41.1, March 2013: 79-12.

2013. “Persons as Religious Classics: Comparative Ethics and the Theology of Bridge Concepts,” Journal of the American Academy of Religion 78.3, September 2010: 687-720.
 
2010. “Theravada Buddhist Abhidhamma and Moral Development: Lists and Narratives in the Practice of Religious Ethics,” Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 30.2, Fall/Winter: 171-93.
 

Contact

MTS Office:

121 Malloy Hall

574-631-4255

 

Faculty Office:

435 Malloy Hall

574-631-3848
 

Email: Clairmont.1@nd.edu