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Julia A . Fleming, MA, PhD

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Julia Fleming

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College of Arts and Sciences
Theology
DHHC - Dowling Hall/Humanities Center

Julia A . Fleming, MA, PhD

Professor

Dr. Julia Fleming's research focuses on the history of moral theology, especially during the Early Modern Period.  She has also published works on applied questions in social ethics, such as capital punishment, hate speech, deception, and state-sponsored lotteries.  Dr. Fleming is a past member of the editorial board of Theological Studies.
Dr. Fleming is the current Chair of the Department of Theology, after serving as Associate Chair from 2006-2011.  She regularly offers courses in Christian Ethics and helps to introduce freshmen to the Christian theological heritage.

Teaching Interests

  • Comprehensive Doctoral Exams: Moral Theology, Patristic Theology

Research Focus

History of Moral Theology Roman Catholic Social Ethics

Department

Theology

Position

Professor

Books

  • Legitimate Punishments? Transitions in Roman Catholic Teaching on Warfare, Slavery, Mutillation, and the Death Penalty.  2018
  • "Three Lessons from St. Alphonsus Liguori's Analysis of Restitution." 2018
  • Un'altra modernita. Juan Caramuel Lobkowitz (1606-1682) tra enciclopedia e probabilismo
    Fleming, J. The Analysis of Actions with Double Effects in Caramuel's Theologia Praeterintentionalis., p. 207-222 2012
  • A Companion to Clare of Assis: Life, Writings and Spirituality
    Fleming, Julia Legend of St. Agnes [translation], p. 316-8 2010
  • Il Tractatus expendens propositiones damnatas ab Alexander VII di Juan Caramuel Lobkowitz: Studio introduttivo ed edizione critica
    Fleming, Julia Preface 2010
  • Georgetown University Press
    Defending Probablism: The Moral Theology of Juan Caramuel. 2006

Articles

  • Journal of Religion and Society
    "A Jesuit Exchange on Lynching." 2018
  • Journal of Religion & Society Supplement Series
    "Reforming Our Responses to Crime: Recent Papal Contributions" 2018
  • Journal of Religion & Society
    "Roman Catholic Teaching and the Death Penalty: Actual Use Versus Hypothetical Use."
    Supplement 14, p. 133-49 2017
  • Journal of Moral Theology
    “Seventeenth-Century Casuistry regarding Persons with Disabilities: Antonino Diana’s Tract ‘On the Mute, Deaf, and Blind.’”
    6, special issue, p. 112-137 2017
  • Journal of Religion & Society Supplement Series
    'The Heresy of the Ancestors: A Case Study in Religion and Identity from Early Modern Catholicism.' 2016
  • Journal of Moral Theology
    'Seventeenth-Century Casuistry regarding Persons with Disabilities: Antonino Diana's Tract 'On the Mute, Deaf, and Blind''
    Special Issue: June 2017 2016
  • Theological Studies
    Fleming, Julia Jean Pierre Gury's Sources: a Missing Chapter in the History of Double Effect
    74, p. 420-441 2013
  • Journal of Religion & Society
    Fleming, Julia The Ethics of Therapeutic Abortion and An American Catholic Medical School: Charles Coppens, S.J. and the Creighton Medical College, p. 112-133 2011
  • Gambling Culture: Christian Reflection: A Series in Faith and Ethics
    Fleming, Julia State Lotteries: Gambling With the Common Good, p. 29-36 2011
  • Theological Studies
    Fleming, Julia When 'Meats are Like Medicines': Vitoria and Lessius on the Role of Food in the Duty to Preserve Life
    69, p. 99-115 2008

Editing and Reviews

  • Catholic Historical Review
    Review of Uncertainty in Post-Reformation Catholicism: A History of Probabilism by Stefania Tutino, Oxford University Press, 2018.  2018
  • Review of Tolerance Among the Virtues, by John R. Bowlin. 
    78, p. 785-86. 2017
  • Theological Studies
    Review of Christian Practical Wisdom: What It Is, Why it Matters. By Dorothy C. Bass, Kathleen A. Cahalan, Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore, James R. Nieman, and Christian B. Scharen. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2016.
    78, p. 281-82 2016
  • Theological Studies
    Review of Vainglory: The Forgotten Vice. By Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2014
    77, no. 1, p. 270 2016
  • Theological Studies
    Review of The Edge of Words: God and the Habits of Language by Rowan Williams.
    76, p. 892 2015
  • Journal of Church & State
    Fleming, Julia The Moral Dynamics of Economic Life: An Extension and Critique of Caritas in veritate [Review]
    55, p. 144-146 2013
  • Theological Studies
    Fleming, Julia A. A History of Moral Theology in the Twentieth Century: from Confessing Sins to Liberating Consciences
    71, p. 975-977 2010
  • Theological Studies
    Fleming, Julia Catholic Moral Theology in the United States: a History
    70, p. 493-494 2009
  • Irish Theological Quarterly
    Fleming, Julia [Review of Irish Jansenists 1600-1670: Religion and Politics in Flanders, France, Ireland, and Rome by Thomas Connor]
    74, p. 97-99 2009
  • Theological Studies
    Fleming, Julia [Review of Catholic Moral Theology in the United States: A History by Charles E. Curran]
    70, p. 493-494 2009
  • Journal of Church & State
    Fleming, Julia Review of John Witte, Jr. and Frank S. Alexander, The Teachings of Modern Roman Catholcism on Law, Politics, & Human Nature
    50, p. 161-163 2008
  • Journal of Religion & Society
    Fleming, Julia. Star Trek and sacred ground: explorations of Star trek, religion and American culture.
    2 2000

Presentations

  • One of six speakers regarding the Ignatian Pilgrimage sponsored by the Division of Mission and Ministry.  2018
  • “Reforming Our Response to Crime: Recent Papal Contributions.”  Kripke Symposium on Religion and Reform. 2018
  • “Three Lessons from Saint Alphonsus Liguori’s Analysis of Restitution.”  Social Reconciliation Symposium, Creighton University.   2017
  • 'The Death Penalty and Roman Catholic Teaching.' St. Wenceslaus Church, Omaha, Nebraska. 2016
  • Presentation to OTOC meeting regarding death penalty research. 2016
  • 'Roman Catholic Teaching on the Death Penalty: Actual Exercise Versus Hypothetical Exercise.' Kripke Center Symposium on Religion and Politics. 2016
  • Response to Natalia Imperatori Lee, as part of Creighton's Commemoration of Vatican II: The Church Serves the World: Gaudium et Spes and Dignitatis Humanae. 2015
  • “The Heresy of the Ancestors: A Case Study in Religion and Identity in Early Modern Catholicism.” Kripke Center Symposium on Religion and Identity 2015
  • “The Intimacy of Casuistry.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Christian Ethics, January, 2014. 2014
  • Presentation for the Catechumenate class at St. John's Church 2013
  • “Animating Core, Animating Mission: The Role of Departments of Theology and Religious Studies.” Presented at the March meeting of the ACJU Chairs of Departments of Theology and Religious Studies, Regis University 2012
  • Presentation for the Catechumen class at St, John's Church 2012
  • “Response to Ryan Dulkin.” Presented by invitation of the Society of Jewish Ethics, at their annual meeting in conjunction with the Society of Christian Ethics, 2012
  • Presentation for the Center for Health Policy and Ethics. “The Training of the Virtuous Physician at a Catholic University: the Contribution of Creighton’s Father Charles Coppens, S.J.” 2011
  • Presentation on Laborem Exercens for the faculty/staff seminar on Catholic Social Teaching. 2011
  • “‘But What Good Are These For So Many?’ Unnatural Disasters, Compassion Paralysis, and Christian Ethical Imagination.' 2011
  • “The Ethics of Therapeutic Abortion and An American Catholic Medical School: Charles Coppens, S.J. and the Creighton Medical School.” Presentation for the Kripke Center Symposium on Religion, Health, and Healing, 2010