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Raymond Ward, IV, PhD (ABD)

Raymond Ward, IV, PhD

Assistant Professor of Theology, Moral Theology


Raymond Ward is an Assistant Professor of Moral Theology. He received his BA in Mathematics from the University of Chicago, and spent a year in service with the Vincentian Service Corps teaching GED classes in Brooklyn, NY before receiving his MDiv from Yale Divinity School. He received the Joseph L. Flatley Fellowship for Graduate Studies in Christian Ethics for the PhD from Boston College. He enjoyed teaching theology, for which he earned the Donald J. White award for undergraduate teaching excellence, and working with graduate researchers from BC's School of Theology and Ministry. His interests include medical ethics, moral formation, and public theology.

Published Work

  • Reviews (8), Thomistica 2008: An International Yearbook of Thomistic Bibliography, Enrique Alarcón, ed. Nova et Vetera, Bonn.
  • Reviews (12), Thomistica 2007: An International Yearbook of Thomistic Bibliography, Enrique Alarcón, ed. Nova et Vetera, Bonn.

Academic Presentations

  • "Milbank and Tanner on Grace: Models for Rationing Health Care," American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, October 2010. Atlanta, Georgia.
  • "The Social Group as Moral Agent," Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church, August 2010. Trento, Italy.
  • "Social Scientific Views of Collective Moral Agency," American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, November 2009. Montreal, Canada.
  • "Pleading 'No Contest:' Catholic Moral Education in Bangladesh," Engaging Particularities: New Directions in Comparative Theology, Interreligious Dialogue, Theology of Religions and Missiology. March 2009. Chestnut Hill, MA.
  • "Reinhold Niebuhr, Jacques Maritain and the Morality of Groups," North East Ethics Conference, April 2008. Chestnut Hill, MA.

Selected Community Presentations

  • "Life and Death Election Issues" Do You Have Faith in Your Vote? (St. Anthony's Shrine Adult Education Series), October 2008. Boston, MA.

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