Todd Salzman

Todd Salzman, Ph.D. (Catholic University of Leuven)
Professor: Ethics
Amelia and Emil Graff Professor of Catholic Theology

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Recent Publications:

Books

 

"Virtue Ethics and Sexual Anthropology." INTAMS Review (Spring, 2012). Co-authored with Michael G. Lawler.

"A Theology of Dying and Death and the Permanent Vegetative State Patient." Irish Theological Quarterly (Spring, 2012). Co-authored with Michael G. Lawler.

"Beyond Catechesis: What is the Proper Role of Theology?" America (September 12, 2011). Co-authored with Michael G. Lawler.

"Theology, Science, and Sexual Anthropology: An Investigation." Louvain Studies 35 (Spring, 2011): 69-97. Co-authored with Michael G. Lawler.

"Human Experience and Catholic Moral Theology." Irish Theological Quarterly 76/1 (Spring, 2011): 35-56. Co-authored with Michael G. Lawler.

"Soulmates: A Theological Approach." Furrow (Summer, 2010): 425-432. Co-authored with Michael G. Lawler.  

 

Introduction to Theological Ethics: Foundations and Applications. New York: Orbis, 2019. Co-Author: Michael G. Lawler.

Virtue and Theological Ethics: Toward a Renewed Ethical Method. New York: Orbis, 2018. Co-Author: Michael G. Lawler.

Catholic Theological Ethics: Ancient Questions and Contemporary Responses. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2016. Pp. xv + 257. Co-Author: Michael G. Lawler.

The Church in the Modern World: Gaudium et spes Then and Now. Collegeville, MN.: Liturgical Press, 2014. Pp. vii + 205. Co-Authors: Michael G. Lawler and Eileen Burke-Sullivan. Catholic Press Association’s 2015 Book Award: Second Place in the “50th Anniversary of Vatican II” category.

Todd A. Salzman. Sexual Ethics: A Theological Introduction. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2012. Pp. xxix + 250. Co-Author: Michael G. Lawler. This book has been published as an audio book (University Press Audiobooks, 2017): https://www.audible.com/pd/Self-Development/Sexual-Ethics-Audiobook/B071CQ8BH6/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_srTtl?qid=1506973003&sr=1-1.

Todd A. Salzman. The Sexual Person: Toward a Renewed Catholic Anthropology, Moral Traditions Series. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2008. Pp. xvii + 334. Co-Author: Michael G. Lawler. This book received the 2009 Catholic Press Award: First Place in Theology; and was nominated for the 2010 and 2012 Grawmeyer Award in Religion. It has been translated into Portuguese in 2012: A pessoa sexual: por uma antropologia católica renovada.

Todd A. Salzman. Marriage in the Catholic Tradition: Scripture, Tradition, and Experience. New York: Crossroad, 2004. Pp. xii + 307. Co-edited with Thomas M. Kelly and John J. O’Keefe.

Todd A. Salzman. What are They Saying about Roman Catholic Ethical Method? Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2003. Pp. vi + 179.

Todd A. Salzman (ed.). Method and Catholic Moral Theology: The Ongoing Reconstruction. Omaha, NE: Creighton University Press, 1999. Pp. xvi + 279.

Todd A. Salzman. Deontology and Teleology: An Investigation of the Normative Debate in Roman Catholic Moral Theology, Bibliotheca Ephemeridum Theologicarum Lovaniensium Series.  Leuven, Belgium: Peeters Press, 1995. Pp. xvii + 555.

Peer-Reviewed Articles for Scholarly Journals

Amoris Laetitia: aspectos antropológicos e metodológicos e suas implicações para a teologia moral," in Cadernos Teologia Publica136/15 (2018): access at: http://www.ihu.unisinos.br/images/stories/cadernos/teopublica/136cadernosteologiapublica.pdf. Co-Author Michael G. Lawler.

“You Always Have the Poor with You.” The Furrow (2018): check. Co-Author Michael G. Lawler.

“The End of the Affair? Humanae Vitae at 50.” National Catholic Reporter (January 16, 2018). Co-Author Michael G. Lawler. Online access at: https://www.ncronline.org/news/opinion/end-affair-humanae-vitae-50.

“The Scandal May Be in not Holding Funerals for Gay Spouses, Theologians Say.” National Catholic Reporter (January 16, 2018). Co-Author Michael G. Lawler. Online access at: https://www.ncronline.org/news/justice/funeral-rites-gay-spouses-public-scandal-eye-beholder.

“Use and Misuse of ‘Value-Based’ Costing of Anti-Cancer Drugs. A Catholic Perspective.” (Submitted to Linacre Quarterly). Co-Author Joe Casey and Michael G. Lawler.

“Solidarity and Catholic Social Thought: Confronting the ‘Globalization of Indifference.’” Journal of Religion and Society (forthcoming): 129-49. Access at: https://dspace2.creighton.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/10504/116861/2018-9.pdf.

“Making a Catholic Ethical Judgment: An Explanation.” (Submitted for publication to The Furrow). Co-Author, Michael G. Lawler.

Amoris Laetitia: Towards a Methodological and Anthropological Integration of Catholic Social and Sexual Ethics.” Theological Studies79/3 (2018): 634-52. Co-Author Michael G. Lawler.

“Reducing the Risk of Gynecologic Cancer in Hereditary Breast Ovarian Cancer Syndrome Mutation Carriers—Moral Dilemmas and the Principle of Double Effect.” The Linacre Quarterly 85/3 (2018): 225-240. Co-Author Joe Casey.

“Critics of Pope Francis and Amoris Laetitia,” New Theology Review. (March 2018). Co-Author Michael G. Lawler. Access at: newtheologyreview.org/index.php/ntr/article/view/1381.

“Pope Francis and His Predecessors: A Remarkable and Unremarked Continuity.” The Furrow 68/11 (November 2017): 579-89. Co-Author Michael G. Lawler.

Gaudium et Spes and Dignitatis Humanae on Conscience: A Forgotten Concept of Vatican II?” Louvain Studies 40/2 (2017): 153-69. Co-Author Michael G. Lawler.

Amoris Laetitia: Has Anything Changed?” Asian Journal of Theology11/1 (2017):  Co-Author, Michael G. Lawler.

“Catholic Doctrine on Divorce and Remarriage: A Practical Theological Examination.” Theological Studies 78/2 (2017): 326-47. Co-Author, Michael G. Lawler.

“Natural Law and Perspectivism: A Case for Plural Definitions of Objective Morality.” Irish Theological Quarterly 82/1 (2017): 3-18 (access online at: journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0021140016674275). Co-author: Michael G. Lawler.

“Religious Liberty and Sexual Orientation and Gender Nondiscrimination Legislation: A Critical Analysis of the Catholic Perspective.” Journal of Religion and Society (2017). Co-Author, Michael G. Lawler.

“Theology, Science, and Sexual Anthropology: A Methodological Investigation.” Journal of Religion and Society (2017). Co-author: Michael G. Lawler.

Amoris Laetitia and Catholic Morals.” The Furrow 67/12 (December 2016): 666-75. Co-Author, Michael G. Lawler.

“Marriage and the Trinity: Making Theological Connections.” America, November 28, 2016. Co-Author, Michael G. Lawler, access at: http://www.americamagazine.org/issue/marriage-and-trinity.

“In Amoris Laetitia, Francis’ Model of Conscience Empowers Catholics.” National Catholic Reporter, September 7, 2016. Co-Author, Michael G. Lawler, access at:https://www.ncronline.org/news/theology/amoris-laetitia-francis-model-conscience-empowers-catholics.

“Nondiscrimination Laws Merit Church Support.” National Catholic Reporter 52/14 (April 22-May 5, 2016): 1, 18-19 (online:http://ncronline.org/news/politics/nondiscrimination-laws-merit-church-support). Co-Author, Michael G. Lawler.

“Sinalização do início de abertura na Igreja.” Instituto Humanitas Unisinos (April 18, 2016): 27-31 (online at: www.ihuonline.unisinos.br/index.php. Co-Author, Michael G. Lawler.

“Conscience and Experience: Choosing the True and the Good.” Irish Theological Quarterly 81/1 (2016): 34-54. Co-author: Michael G. Lawler.

“Faith, Sacrament, Contract, and Annulment.” Chicago Studies (2016) (Chicago Studies committed to publish this article and then withdrew commitment). Co-author: Michael G. Lawler.

“Vatican II and Sexual Ethics: Past, Present, Future.” Toronto Journal of Theology 32/2 (2016): 297-313. Invited Article. Co-author: Michael G. Lawler. Online at: www.utpjournals.press/doi/abs/10.3138/tjt.4202g.

“Le prospettive plurali della coscienza A cinquant’anni dalla Gaudium et Spes.” Munera: rivista europea di cultura 2 (2015): 17-27. Online at: http://www.cittadellaeditrice.com/munera/tutti-gli-articoli/munera-22015-michael-g-lawler-todd-a-salzman-le-prospettive-plurali-della-coscienza-a-cinquantanni-dalla-gaudium-et-spes/. Co-author: Michael G. Lawler.

“Os dois anos de Papa Francisco em debate: Os ares de um Papa que oxigena a Igreja,” in Instituto Humanitas Unisinos (May 25, 2015): 65-72 (access also at:http://www.ihuonline.unisinos.br/impressa/pdf/revista.pdf). Co-author: Michael G. Lawler.

“Pope Francis Brings Nuance to Notion of Complementarity.” National Catholic Reporter (June 4, 2015) (access online: ncronline.org/news/theology/pope-francis-brings-nuance-notion-complementarity). Co-author: Michael G. Lawler.

“Following Faithfully: The Catholic Way to Choose the Good.” America212/3 (February 2, 2015): 16-20. Co-author: Michael G. Lawler.

“Thinking about Sexuality from Lay and Official Church Perspectives: Anthropological and Methodological Considerations. INTAMS 20 (2015): 205-16. Co-author: Michael G. Lawler.

“Therapeutic, Prophylactic, Untoward and Contraceptive Effects of Combined Oral Contraceptives. Catholic Teaching, Natural Law and the Principle of Double Effect when Deciding to Prescribe and Use.”American Journal of Bioethics (December 2014). Co-author: Dr. Murray Casey.

“Catholic Theological Method for the 21st Century.” Theological Studies74/4 (2013) 903-33. Co-author: Michael Lawler.

“Parallel Developments: Usury and Homosexual Behavior?” Modern Believing 54 (2013): 193-200. Co-author: Michael G. Lawler.

“And the Two Shall Become -- A Third.” The Furrow (2013) Co-author: Michael G. Lawler.

“Separated Faithful: How Should the Church Handle Divorce and Remarriage.” Accepted for publication in Commonweal (2013). Co-author: Michael Lawler. (https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/separated-faithful).

“Virtue Ethics: Natural and Christian.” Theological Studies 74/2 (2013): 442-73. Co-author: Michael Lawler.

“Ethical Dilemma of Mandated Contraception in Pharmaceutical Research at Catholic Medical Institutions.”  American Journal of Bioethics 12:7 (July 2012): 34-37. Co-authors: Dr. Murray Casey, Dr. Richard O’Brien and Dr. Marc Rendell.

“Karl Rahner’s Theology of Dying and Death: Normative Implications for the Permanent Vegetative State Patient.” Irish Theological Quarterly77/2 (May, 2012): 141-64. Co-author: Michael G. Lawler.

“Moral Theology and the Will of God: Critical Discernment.” The Furrow63/10 (October 2012): 484-90. Co-author: Michael Lawler.

“Virtue Ethics and Sexual Anthropology.” INTAMS Review 17/2 (Spring, 2011): 174-86. Co-author: Michael G. Lawler.

“The Great Mystery of Sexuality: Catholic Reflections.” Theology and Sexuality 17/2 (2011): 161-80. Co-author: Michael G. Lawler.

“To Teach or to Command: That is the Issue.” The Ecumenist. Summer, 2011. Co-author: Michael G. Lawler.

“Beyond Catechesis: What is the Proper Role of Theology?” America(September 12, 2011). Co-author: Michael G. Lawler.

“Theology, Science, and Sexual Anthropology: An Investigation.”Louvain Studies 35 (Spring, 2011): 69-97. Co-Author: Michael G. Lawler.

“Human Experience and Catholic Moral Theology.” Irish Theological Quarterly 76/1 (Spring, 2011): 35-56. Co-Author: Michael G. Lawler.

“Soulmates: A Theological Approach.” Furrow (Summer, 2010): 425-432. Co-Author: Michael G. Lawler

“A Dialogue with Barbara Hilkert Andolsen about Our Book The Sexual Person: Toward a Renewed Catholic Anthropology.” Conversations(December 2009). Co-Author: Michael G. Lawler.

“A Pastoral Letter of the United States Catholic Bishops: A Commentary.” INTAMS (Winter, 2009). Co-Author: Michael G. Lawler.

“Charisms and Magisterial Teaching.” Patheos (June 22, 2009):http://www.patheos.com/Explore/Additional-Resources/Charisms-and-Magisterial-Teaching-06222009.html. Co-Author: Michael G. Lawler.

“Karl Rahner and Human Nature: Implications for Ethics,” Irish Theological Quarterly 74/4 (November 2009): 389-418. Co-Author: Michael G. Lawler.

“Theologians and Magisterium: A Proposal for a Complementarity of Charisms through Dialogue.” Horizons 36/1 (2009): 7-31. Co-Author: Michael G. Lawler.

“Experience and Moral Theology: Reflections on Humanae Vitae Forty Years Later.” INTAMS Review 14/2 (Autumn, 2008): 156-69. Co-Author: Michael G. Lawler. (Reprinted in Charles E. Curran and Lisa A. Fullam, eds., The Sensus Fidelium and Moral Theology: Readings in Moral Theology, No. 18 [New York: Paulist Press, 2017], 257-79).

“Truly Human Sexual Acts: A Response to Patrick Lee and Robert George.” Theological Studies 69/3 (September 2008): 663-80. Co-Author: Michael G. Lawler.

“Homosexual Relationships and Homosexual Parenting: The Science.”The Furrow 59/5 (May 2008): 285-88. Co-Author: Michael G. Lawler.

Quaestio Disputata. Catholic Sexual Ethics: Complementarity and the Truly Human.” Theological Studies 67/3 (September 2006): 625-52(reprinted in Japanese in Shingaku Digest 104 [2008]: 67-89). Co-Author: Michael G. Lawler.

“Friendship, Marriage, and Sacrament: Philia as a Model of Christian Love.” Chicago Studies 45/2 (Summer 2006): 147-61.

“New Natural Law Theory and Foundational Sexual Ethical Principles: A Critique and a Proposal.” Heythrop Journal 47/2 (April 2006): 182-205. Co-Author: Michael G. Lawler.

“Signs of the Times: Ethical Method, Noninfallible Magisterial Teaching, and the Formation of Conscience: Two Divergent Models.” New Theology Review 17/4 (November 2004): 76-79.

“Communion Ecclesiology: Friendship as a Model of Dialogue within the Church.” Chicago Studies 41/3 (Fall/Winter 2002): 316-32.

“The Basic Goods Theory and Revisionism: A Methodological Comparison on the Use of Tradition as a Source of Moral Knowledge.”Studia Moralia 40 (June 2002): 171-204.

“The Basic Goods Theory and Revisionism: A Methodological Comparison on the Use of Reason and Experience as Sources of Moral Knowledge.” Heythrop Journal 42 (October 2001): 423-50.

“The Basic Goods Theory and Revisionism: A Methodological Comparison on the Use of Scripture as a Source of Moral Knowledge.”Louvain Studies 29 (July 2001): 117-46.

“Catholic Social Teaching, the Common Good, and Health Care in the United States: Seeking A Universal Model of Health Care Coverage.”Linacre Quarterly 67 (August 2000): 67-77.

“Friendship as Virtue.” Chicago Studies 37 (August 1998): 209-27.

“Rape Camps as a Means of Ethnic Cleansing: Religious, Cultural and Ethical Responses to Rape Victims in the Former Yugoslavia.” Human Rights Quarterly 20 (May 1998): 348-78. (Reprinted in: Kathleen A. Tiemann, ed., Crossroads: Readings in Social Problems [Boston: Allyn & Bacon: 2002]).

“Catholics & Colonialism: The Church’s Failure in Rwanda.” Commonweal 124 (May 23, 1997): 17-19. (Reprinted in: Christina Fisanick, [ed.], The Rwanda Genocide: At Issue in History. At Issue in History Series. Chicago: Greenhaven Press, 2004; and Rebecca T. Alpert, ed., Voices of the Religious Left: A Contemporary Sourcebook[Temple University Press, 2000]).

“B. Schüller’s Hermeneutic of C.D. Broad’s Deontology and Teleology: A Critical Analysis.”  Studia Moralia 34 (March 1996): 63-96.

“Deontology/Teleology and the Definition of the Human Act in Catholic Tradition.”  Ethische Perspectieven 4 (April 1994): 9-10.

Articles for Anthologies/Collections

“Sexual Orientation, Transgender, Public Policy and the Stance of the Catholic Hierarchy: A Critical Analysis.” Ed. Tobias Winright. Forthcoming. Co-author: Michael Lawler.

Amoris Laetitia and Sexual Anthropology.” Amoris Laetitia, eds. Thomas Rausch, S.J. and Roberto Dell Oro (Paulist Press: 2018). Co-author: Michael Lawler.

“Liberating Conscience: An End to Magisterial Authoritarianism.”  Co-author: Michael Lawler. Wake Up Lazarus, ed. Pierre Hegy, 2017: wakeuplazarus.net/2017/issues.html.

Amoris Laetitia and the Development of Catholic Theological Ethics: A Reflection,” in A Point of No Return? Amoris Laetitia on Marriage, Divorce and Remarriage, ed. Thomas Knieps-Port le Roi (Münster,Germany: LIT Verlag, 2017) 30-44 (http://www.intams.org/productsadv/be-en/1/detail/item/12/). Co-author: Michael Lawler.

“Response to Pope Francis Apostolic Exhortation, Amoris Laetitia.”Creighton Magazine (June 2016). Co-author: Michael Lawler.

“Conscience.” Sage Publications. 2016. Co-author: Michael Lawler.

“Sexuelle Orientierung und personale Komplementarität. Moraltheologische Reflexionen über „wahrhaft menschliche“ Sexualität,” in “Wer bin ich, ihn zu verurteilen?” Homosexualität und katholische Kirche. Stephan Goertz, ed. (Herder: Freiburg, Switzerland, 2015), 237-77. Co-author: Michael Lawler.

“People Beginning Sexual Experience.” Oxford Handbook of Theology, Sexuality, and Gender. Adrian Thatcher, ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015): 557-72. (Online Access: www.oxfordhandbooks.com/view/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199664153.001.0001/oxfordhb-9780199664153-e-003). Co-author: Michael Lawler.

“Theologians and the Magisterium: Proposal for a Complementarity of Charisms.” Peter De Mey, Pieter De Witte, and Gerard Mannion (eds.),Believing in Community: Ecumenical Reflections on the Church(Leuven, Belgium: Peeters Press, 2013), pp. 181-98. Co-author: Michael Lawler.

“The Normativity of History that Shapes Tradition: Human Experience,Sensus Fidei, and Sociology.” In Colby Dickinson, ed., The Shaping of Tradition: Context and Normativity (Leuven, Belgium: Peeters Press, 2013) 27-42. Co-author: Michael Lawler.

“Theology, Science, and Sexual Anthropology.” In F. Depoortere and J. Haers eds., To Discern Creation in a Scattering World (Leuven, Belgium: Peeters Press, 2013) 297-314. Co-author: Michael Lawler.

“Non-Infallible Magisterial Teaching and the Formation of Conscience:Religiosum Obsequium and the Interrelationship between Morality and Spirituality.” In Eileen Burke-Sullivan, ed., Spirituality and Theology(forthcoming).

“Reflections on a Consumer Ethic in the Wake of the Don Imus Scandal.” Creighton University Magazine (accepted but not published, February, 2008).

“Deconstructing and Reconstructing Complementarity as a Foundational Sexual Principle in Catholic Sexual Ethics: The (Im)Morality of Homosexual Acts.” In Julie Clague, Bernard Hoose, and Gerard Mannion, eds., Moral Theology for the 21st Century: Essays in Celebration of Kevin Kelly (London: Continnum; T&T Clark, 2008), pp. 120-32. Co-Author: Michael G. Lawler.

“The Truly Human Sexual Act and Complementarity: Proposing a Reconstruction.” In Linda Hogan, ed., Applied Ethics in a World Church: The Padua Conference (Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Press, 2008), pp. 241-51. Co-Author: Michael G. Lawler.

“Adultery,” “Experience,” “Family,”  “Gender,” and “Legalism.” In Orlando O. Espín, James B. Nickoloff, eds., An Introductory Dictionary of Theology and Religious Studies (Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 2007).

“Same-Sex Unions, Homosexual Acts, and Foundational Ethical Principles.” In Noël Simard, ed., National Ethics Symposium Proceedings 2004 (Ottawa, Canada: University of St. Paul, 2006), pp. 207-32. Co-Author: Michael G. Lawler.

“Experience and Natural Law: A Universal Method for Approaching Particular Values.” In L. Boeve, H. Geybels, and S. Van den Bossche, eds., Encountering Transcendence: Contributions to a Theology of Christian Religious Experience (Leuven: Peeters Press, 2005), pp. 185-200.

“Friendship, Sacrament, and Marriage: The Distinction between Christian Marital Friendship and Non-Christian Marital Friendship.” In Todd A. Salzman, Thomas M. Kelly, and John J. O’Keefe, eds.,Marriage in the Catholic Tradition: Scripture, Tradition, and Experience(New York: Crossroad Publishers, 2004), pp. 115-24.

“Introduction.”  In Todd A. Salzman, Thomas M. Kelly, and John J. O’Keefe, eds., Marriage in the Catholic Tradition: Scripture, Tradition, and Experience (New York: Crossroad Publishers, 2004), pp. 1-9.

“Natural Law: Particular to Someone Everywhere.” In James Keating, ed., Christian Living: Fundamental Issues and New Directions in Moral Theology (New York/Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2004), pp. 252-75.

“Communion Ecclesiology: Friendship as a Model of Communication within the Church.” In L. Boeve and J. Haers, eds., Theology and Conversation: Towards a Relational Theology (Leuven: Peeters Press, 2003), pp. 531-546.

“Magisterium and Conscience: Models of Discourse.” In Michael G. Lawler and Gail S. Risch, eds., Practical Theology: Perspectives from the Plains (Omaha, NE: Creighton University Press, 2000), pp. 229-51.

“‘Rape Camps,’ Forced Impregnation, and Ethnic Cleansing: Religious, Cultural, and Ethical Responses to Rape Victims in the Former Yugoslavia.” In Anne Llewellyn Barstow, ed., War’s Dirty Secret: Rape, Prostitution, and Other Crimes Against Women (Cleveland, OH: Pilgrim Press, 2000), pp. 63-92.

“The Human Act and Its Moral Evaluation in the Catechism of the Catholic Church: A Critical Analysis.”  In Michael E. Allsopp, ed., Ethics and the Catechism of the Catholic Church (Scranton: University of Scranton Press, 1999), pp. 61-91.

“Introduction.” In Todd A. Salzman, ed., Method and Catholic Moral Theology: The Ongoing Reconstruction (Omaha, NE: Creighton University Press, 1999), pp. ix-xvi.

“Specificity, Christian Ethics and Levels of Ethical Inquiry.” In Todd A. Salzman, ed., Method and Catholic Moral Theology: The Ongoing Reconstruction (Omaha, NE: Creighton University Press, 1999), pp. 177-208.