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Office: The Dialogue Center--Room 202 661 Taylor Street
Office Hours: By appointment
For information about Lloyd Steffen go to:
Re-Imaging Death and Dying: Global Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Edited and introduction, Dennis R. Cooley and Lloyd Steffen, eds.(Oxford: Interdisciplinary Press, 2009). [e-book available at: http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/publishing/id-press/ebooks/re-imaging-death-and-dying)
"The Divine Foetus: Abortion and Absolute Innocence," in Pondering Death: Interdisciplinary Reflections and Perspectives, ed.Asa Kasher (Amsterdam: Rodopi Press, 2012): in press.
"The Ethics of Physician Assisted Suicide," in Pondering Death: Interdisciplinary Reflections and Perspectives, ed.Asa Kasher (Amsterdam: Rodopi Press, 2012): in press.
“Stop the Killing: The Protections of ‘Just War’ on Non-Combatants,”in Unequal before Death, ed. Christina Staudt and Marcelline Block (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2012): 204-12.
“The Ethical Complexity of
Abraham Lincoln: Is There Something for
Religious Ethicists to Learn?”, Journal of the
Society of Christian Ethics 31.2: 74-99.
Virtue’s Last Resort?”, Global
Virtue Ethics Review, Vol. 6, no. 3: 83-116.
forthcoming in New Perspectives on the
End of Life: Essays on Care and the
Intimacy of Dying, eds. Lloyd Steffen and Nate Hinerman, Rodopi
Press, 2011 (in press).
Preliminary Considerations,” in Exploring Issues of Care, Dying and the End of Life, eds. Sue Steele & Glenys Caswell (Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2011): 3-10.
(Proceedings from 7th Global Death
and Dying Conference, Prague: November 2010.)
“The Ethics of Patient Non-Treatment,” Re-Imaging
Death and Dying: Global Interdisciplinary Perspectives, eds., Dennis
R. Cooley and Lloyd Steffen (Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2009): 211-224.
"Warfare Deaths: Ethical and Religious Understanding in the American Context," Religion, Death and Dying [Three Volumes], Volume 2: Special Issues, Lucy Bregman, ed. (Santa Barbara: Prager, 2009): 183-208.
"Nonviolence as Ethical Spirituality: The Case of the Dalai Lama," Prajña Vihar: Journal of Philosophy and Religion,, vol 10, no. 1-2, (January-December 2009): 112-135.
"Casting the First Stone: Capital Punishment is Still a Moral Problem,"Viewpoints: Readings Worth Thinking and Writing About, 7th edition, ed. W. Royce Adams, (Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 2009): 436-441.
"What Religion Contributes to an Environmental Ethic," Environmental Ethics, Vol. 29 (Summer 2007): 193-208.
"Gandhi's Nonviolent Resistance: A Justified Use of Force?", Journal of Philosophy and the Contemporary World 15: 1 (June 2008): 68-80.
"The Death of Innocents: Noncombatant Immunity v. the Divine Fetus," in Layers of Death and Dying, ed. Kate Woodthorpe (Oxford: The Inter- Disciplinary Press, 2007): 97-106.
"Physician Assisted Suicide: A New Approach,” Mortality, Dying and Death, T. Chandler Haliburton and Caroline Edwards, eds., (Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2008): 183-205.
"Demonic Religion and Violence," in Arvind Sharma, ed., The World's Religions after September 11, Vol. I: Religion, War and Peace [Four Volumes], New York: Praeger, 2008: 19-29.
Review: Thomas Banchoff and Robert Wuthnow, Religion and the Global Politics of Human Rights. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. Forthcoming, Political Theology: An International Journal, Vol. 13, no 5 (Fall 2012).
Review: Nathan Eckstrand and Christopher Yates, Philosophy and the Return of Violence: Studies from this Widening Gyre, CHOICE, Vol. l49, no. 1 (September 2011): 126.
Review: Andrew L. Gluck, ed., Religion, Fundamentalism and Violence: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue,CHOICE, Vol 48, no. 7 (March 2011): p. 1307.
Review: John J. DaPoint, Hope in an Age of Terror, CHOICE, Vol. 47, no. 8 (April 2010): 1492.
Review: Thomas Brudholm and Thomas Cushman, eds., The Religious in Responses to Mass Atrocity: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, CHOICE, Vol. 46, no. 12 (August, 2009): 2320.
Review: Charlene P. E. Burns, More Moral than God: Taking Responsibility for Religious Violence, CHOICE, Vol. 46, No. 10 (June 2009): 1949.
Review: Bruce B. Lawrence and Aisha Karim, eds., On Violence: A Reader (Durham: Duke University Press, 2007), CHOICE, Vol. 45, No. 10 (June 2008): p. 1781.
Review: Ronald Cole-Turner, Design and Destiny: Jewish and Christian Perspectives on Human Germline Modification, (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2008), CHOICE (Vol 45, no. 12, August 2008).
Review: Roger S. Gottlieb, The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Ecology, Environmental Ethics,Vol 30 (Winter 2008): 439-42.
Review: Judith W. Kay: Murdering Myths: The Story Behind the Death Penalty, Religious Studies Review, Vol. 33, no. 3 (July 2007): 227.
Review: David L. Clough & Brian Stiltner, Faith and Force: A Christian Debate About War (Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2007), CHOICE (Vol. 45, no. 06, February 2008): p. 994.
“Religious Experience and Ordinary Believers,” “Faith and Values” column, The Morning Call, Saturday, April 28, 2012: LIFE 7.
Web published at published http://www.mcall.com/features/religion/mc-features-faithsteffan-20120428,0,2927455.story
reprinted as “Religion for the Rest of Us,” at http://www.realclearreligion.org/2012/04/28/religion_for_the_rest_of_us_247537.html
“What is it that Makes Religion Good?”, “Faith and Values” column, The Morning Call, Saturday, January 21,2012: LIFE 7.
Web published at published http://www.mcall.com/features/religion/mc-features-faithsteffen-201201 21,0,4762457.story
“Global Values, Global Religion and Dialogue,” “Faith and Values” column, The Morning Call, Saturday,October 22, 2011: LIFE 7.
Web published at published at http://www.mcall.com/features/religion/mc-features-faithsteffan-20111022,0,1682261.story
published at http://www.mcall.com/features/religion/mc-features-faithsteffan-20110722,0,2796379.story.
“Welcoming Surprise in the Spiritual Life,” “Faith and Values” column, Morning Call, Saturday, April 23, 2011: p. GO 4. Web published at:http://www.mcall.com/features/religion/mc-features-faithsteffen-20110423,0,5155677.story
“On the Record: Steffen on Roe v. Wade,” interview/op-ed, published on main Lehigh University web page, January 24, 2011 at: http://www4.lehigh.edu/news/newsarticle.aspx?Channel=%2fChannels%2fNews%3a+2010&WorkflowItemID=94abda8c-6d96-498f-ad65-421ab370e216
“Obesity as a Spiritual Disorder,” “Faith and Values” Column, The Morning Call, Saturday, January 22, 2011: p. GO 4. Web published at: http://www.mcall.com/features/religion/mc-features-faithsteffan-20110122,0,1616725.story
“On Tea Parties, Covenants and Public Happiness,” “Faith and Values” Column, The Morning Call, Saturday,November 12, 2010: p. D. 4. Web published at: http://www.mcall.com/features/religion/mc-features-faithsteffan-20101112,0,1420116.story.
“The Oil Spill: A Spiritual Response,” The Morning Call, Faith and Values Column, Saturday, June 26, 2010: p. D. 4. Web published at http://www.mcall.com/entertainment/mc-features-faithsteffen- 20100625,0,4518702.story. Reprinted: http://www.chicagotribune.com/topic/economy-business-finance/energy-resource-industries/petroleum-industry/bp-plc-ORCRP002197.topic.
“Purity, Religion—and the Film Avatar,” The Morning Call, Faith and Values Column, Saturday, March 13, 2010: p. GO 4. Web published at http://www.mcall.com/features/religion/all-faith-steffen.7204088mar13,0,7347063.story. Reprinted many places, including India Times http://oneclick.indiatimes.com/article/01PwaykdMK1r0
"Why Spiritual Life is Not a
Competition,” The Morning Call, Faith
and Values Column, Saturday, August 8, 2009: p. GO 7. web published at:
“Tough Questions at Christmas,” The Morning Call, “Faith and Values" Column, Saturday, December 20, 2008: p. D6, D7. web published at: http://www.mcall.com/features/religion/all-faithsteffen.6709960dec20,0,5349952.story
"Living the Questions," The Morning Call, "Faith and Values" Column, Saturday, September 13, 2008: D 7.
“Dalai Lama tells us to ‘Reprioritize, Revalue," The Morning Call, Wednesday, July 9, 2008: A 13. (web published several places internationally, (e.g. http://www.tibet.ca/en/newsroom/wtn/3097, http://temp.phayul.com/news/article.aspx?id=21906&t=1&c=4.
"The Prophetic Voice and the Problem of Cultural Difference,” The Morning Call, Saturday, May 10, 2008: D7, D9.
“The Spiritual Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.”, The Morning Call, “Faith and Values Column,” Saturday, January 19, 2008: D7, D9. Reprinted various places on web, e.g.,: http://blackpoliticsontheweb.com/?p=459.
“Time Out to Reexamine Executions,” Express-Times, Thursday, October 18, 2007: A6. <www.pennlive.com/letters/expresstimes/index.ssf?/base/news-2/1192680543172160.xml>
“Mother Teresa’s Saintly Struggles,” The Morning Call, Saturday, September 15, 2007: D7, D9.
“Rethinking Suffering,” The Morning Call, Saturday, May 19, 2007: D9, 11.
“What Makes A Prophet?” Faith and Values Column ( “People with good will. . . .”), The Morning Call, Saturday, February
17, 2007: D9, D11.
Talks and Lectures 2008