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About Brian Stiltner

Prof. Stiltner’s teaching and research interests include bioethics, human rights, ethics of war and peace, Catholic social ethics, and the role of religion and virtues in American society. He has recently developed courses on "Work Hard, Play Hard," “Jesus for President,” and "Philanthropy as Moral Action." He incorporates service learning in some of his courses, believing it is important for students to be exposed to the needs and strivings of residents of Bridgeport.
His dissertation research formed the basis of his first book, "Religion and the Common Good: Catholic Contributions to Building Community in a Liberal Society" (Rowman and Littlefield, 1999). He has published "Faith and Force: A Christian Debate about War," co-authored with David Clough, and has recently finished "Toward Flourishing Communities: Virtue Ethics as Social Ethics," to appear in early 2016 from Anselm Academic.
Dr. Stiltner has been a member of the department since 1998 and served as chairperson 2006–2008 and since 2011.


September 1998 Present Professor Theology & Religious Studies, Sacred Heart University Philosophy, Theology & Religious Studies

Curriculum Vitae

Honors and Awards

  • Academics for Creative Teaching Grant. SHU, 2009, 2011
  • John XXIII Award for Campus Leadership. SHU, September 2003
  • University Research and Creativity Grant. SHU, 2001, 2014
  • University College Faculty Excellence Award, 2007

Contact Information

Academic Building, HC135
5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT 06825


Books (4)

Contributions to Books (5)

Articles (7)

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