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About Justin Anderson

Justin M. Anderson is Associate Professor of Moral Theology at Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology at Seton Hall University. He earned his Ph.D. from the Hoger Instituut voor Wijsbegeerte at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Louvain). He Is co-founder of the international research group "Thomas Aquinas and Canon Law" and a consultant at "Aquinas and 'the Arabs'". Dr. Anderson's overarching interest focuses on the historical sources and conditions under which various ethical positions become possible, especially in the medieval ages and today. He is author of the book Virtue and Grace in the Theology of Thomas Aquinas (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming) and co-author of Pursuing the Honorable: Honor and Today's Military(Lexington Books, 2019). His articles have been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Freiburger Zeitschrift für Philosophie und Theologie and International Philosophical Quarterly. Courses he frequently teaches include: Fundamental Moral Theology I and IICatholic Social TeachingThe Ethics of VirtueMoral Evil and Moral AbsolutesChristian Decision Making, and Secularism and Catholicism.


Present Associate Professor of Moral Theology, Seton Hall University School of Theology

Curriculum Vitae


2018 “Major Themes in Christian Ethics”
Provost Online Course Initiative
2017 “Christian Decision-Making”
Provost Summer Initiative
2016 - 2017 Co-Investigator, CDI Assessment Grant of Seton Hall University’s Assessment Center, “Creation of Institutional and Educational Assessment Plans for Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology
Seton Hall University
2015 “Thomas Aquinas and the Rise of Contemporary Virtue Ethics”
Summer Stipend of Seton Hall University’s University Research Council
2013 - 2014 Co-Director, “Towards a Wisdom of the Heart”
Wabash Grant
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2018 - Present Assessment Coordinator, ICSST, Seton Hall University
2017 - Present Member, Curriculum Build Team, School of Medicine, Seton Hall University
2015 - Present Member, Center for Diaconal Formation Committee, ICSST, Seton Hall University
2015 - Present Founder & Director of Amplificamus, Immaculate Conception Seminary-School of Theology (ICSST), Seton Hall University
2015 - Present Reviewer, Irish Theological Quarterly
2015 - Present Reviewer, Review of Metaphysics
2014 - Present Reviewer, American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly
2014 - Present Moral Theology Member, The Pastoral Provision
2012 - Present Member, Education Policy Committee, ICSST, Seton Hall University
2011 - Present Member, Department of Moral Theology, ICSST, Seton Hall University
2016 - 2018 Member, Catholic Mission and Vision Planning Committee, School of Medicine, Seton Hall University
2013 - 2018 Chair, Assessment Committee, ICSST, Seton Hall University
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  • Secularism and Catholicism
  • Christian Decision Making
  • Moral Evil and Moral Absolutes
  • The Ethics of Virtue
  • Catholic Social Teaching
  • Fundamental Moral Theology I and II


2008 - 2011 PhD, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Louvain)
2007 - 2008 M.Phil, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Louvain)
2005 - 2007 M.A., Gonzaga University ‐ Philosophy
2004 - 2007 Ph.L., Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas
2001 - 2003 S.T.B., Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas
1996 - 1999 B.A., Franciscan University of Steubenville ‐ Theology and Philosophy

Peer Reviewed Articles/ Book Chapters (5)

Book Reviews (3)

Non-Scholarly Publications (4)