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Todd A . Salzman, BA, PhD

Professor

Theology

Todd Salzman

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College of Arts and Sciences
Graduate School
Ministry (Master of Arts)
Theology
DHHC - Dowling Hall/Humanities Center

Todd A . Salzman, BA, PhD

Professor

Theology

He completed his BA in Philosophy and Theology/Religious Studies at the University of San Diego, 1986. He completed his BA/MA/STB (Sacrae Theologiae Baccalaureus) in Theology at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 1990 and his Ph.D. in theology, summa cum laude with congratulations of the examining board in 1994 at the KUL. He is married to Katy and they have three children: Ian, Aaron, and Emily.

Teaching Interests

  • Catholic Theological Ethics: Biomedical, Sexual, Virtue Ethics and Ethical Theory.

Research Focus

Biomedical Ethics; Sexual Ethics; Virtue Ethics; Ethical Theory; Politics, Theology, and Ethics; Ecclesiology; International Humanitarian Law; Gender

Department

Theology

Position

Professor

Books

  • Catholic Ethical Method for the 21st Century 2016
  • Catholic Theological Ethics: Ancient Questions and Contemporary Responses. 2016
  • Liturgical Press
    The Church in the Modern World: Gaudium et spes Then and Now., ISBN 978-0-8146-8270-8 (paperback); 978-0-8146-8295-1 (ebook). Co-Authors: Michael G. Lawler and Eileen Burke-Sullivan., p. vii-2015 2014
  • Peeters
    “The Normativity of History that Shapes Tradition: Human Experience, Sensus Fidei, and Sociology.” In Colby Dickinson, ed., The Shaping of Tradition: Context and Normativity. Co-Author: Michael G. Lawler , p. 27-42 2013
  • Georgetown University Press
    Todd A. Salzman. Sexual Ethics: A Theological Introduction. ISBN 978-1-58901-913-3 (paperback). Co-Author: Michael G. Lawler., p. xxix-250 2012
  • Georgetown University Press
    The Sexual Person: Toward a Renewed Catholic Anthropology. Moral Traditions Series 2008
  • Theology and conversation: Developing a relational theology
    Salzman, T. A. Experience, goods, and natural law: Dialogue as a universal ethical method, p. 830-855 2005
  • Theology and conversation: towards a relational theology
    Salzman, Todd A. Communion ecclesiology: friendship as a model of conversation within the church, p. 531 2003

Articles

  • America
    “Conscience and the Synod on the Family.” 2015
  • Journal of Religion & Society
    “Theology, Science, and Sexual Anthropology: A Methodological Investigation.” Co-author: Michael G. Lawler. 2015
  • INTAMS
    “Thinking about Sexuality from Lay and Official Church Perspectives: Anthropological and Methodological Considerations. Co-author: Michael G. Lawler. 2015
  • American Journal of Bioethics
    “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.” Co-author: Dr. Murray Casey. 2014
  • Oxford University Press
    “People Beginning Sexual Experience.” Oxford Handbook of Theology, Sexuality, and Gender. Adrian Thatcher, ed. (Online Access: http://www.oxfordhandbooks.com/view/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199664153.001.0001/oxfordhb-9780199664153-e-003). Co-author: Michael Lawler., p. 557-72 2014
  • Theological Studies
    Salzman, Todd A., Lawler, Michael G. Method and Catholic Theological Ethics in the Twenty-First Century
    74, p. 903-933 2013
  • Modern Believing
    Lawler, M. G., Salzman, T. A. Usury and Homosexual Behavior: Parallel Theological Tracks?
    54, p. 193-200 2013
  • America
    Salzman, Todd Putting Sex into Context [book review]
    208, p. 32-33 2013
  • Theological Studies
    Lawler, Michael G., Salzman, Todd A. Virtue Ethics: Natural and Christian
    74, p. 442-473 2013
  • Peeters
    “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 Co-author: Michael Lawler., p. 181-98 2013
  • Peeters
    'Tradition: Human Experience, Sensus Fidei, and Sociology.” In Colby Dickinson, ed., The Shaping of Tradition: Context and Normativity Co-author: Michael Lawler., p. 27-42 2013
  • Peeters
    “Theology, Science, and Sexual Anthropology.” In F. Depoortere and J. Haers eds., To Discern Creation in a Scattering World. Co-author: Michael Lawler., p. 297-314 2013
  • Irish Theological Quarterly
    “Human Experience and Catholic Moral Theology.” Co-Author: Michael G. Lawler
    76 no. 1, p. 35-56 2011
  • Louvain Studies
    “Theology, Science, and Sexual Anthropology: An Investigation.” Co-author: Michael G. Lawler
    35, p. 69-97 2011
  • America
    Lawler, Michael G., Salzman, Todd A. Beyond Catechesis
    205, p. 16-19 2011
  • Conversations in Religion and Theology
    Salzman, T. A., Lawler, M. G. A Dialogue with Barbara Hilkert Andolsen about Our Book: The Sexual Person: Toward a Renewed Catholic Anthropology
    8, p. 92-98 2009
  • Furrow
    Salzman, T. A., Lawler, M. G. Soulmates: A Theological Approach
    61, p. 425-432 2009
  • INTAMS
    Salzman, T. A., Lawler, M. G. A Pastoral Letter of the United States Catholic Bishops: A Commentary
    15, p. 214-228 2009
  • Irish Theological Quarterly
    Salzman, T. A., Lawler, M. G. Karl Rahner and Human Nature: Implications for Ethics
    74, p. 389-418 2009
  • Patheos.com
    Salzman, T. A., Lawler, M. G. Charisms and Magisterial Teaching 2009
  • Theological Studies
    Salzman, Todd A., Lawler, Michael G. Truly Human Sexual Acts: a Response to Patrick Lee and Robert George
    69, p. 663-680 2008
  • Theological Studies
    Salzman, Todd Creation and Covenant; the Significance of Sexual Difference in and for the Moral Theology of Marriage
    69, p. 463-465 2008
  • Theological Studies
    Salzman, Todd A., Lawler, Michael G. Quaestio Disputata Catholic Sexual Ethics: Complementarity and the Truly Human
    67, p. 625-652 2006
  • Chicago Studies
    Salzman, T. A. Friendship, marriage, and sacrament: Philia as a model of Christian love
    45, p. 147-161 2006
  • Heythrop Journal
    Lawler, M., Salzman, T. New natural law theory and foundational ethical principles: A critique and a proposal
    47, p. 182-205 2006
  • Theological Studies
    Lawler, M., Salzman, T. Catholic Sexual ethics: Complementarity and the truly human
    67, p. 625-652 2006
  • Theological Studies
    Salzman, Todd A. A morally complex world: Engaging contemporary moral theology
    66, p. 474-476 2005

Editing and Reviews

  • America
    “Aline H. Kalbian. Sex, Violence & Justice: Contraception and the Catholic Church.”
    211/9, p. 42-43 2014
  • America
    Salzman, Todd A. Planning Family
    211, p. 42-43 2014
  • America
    “William Loader. The New Testament on Sexuality.”, p. 32-33 2013

Presentations

  • “Gaudium et Spes on Human Dignity: The Plural Perspectives of Conscience.” University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN. (March 23-25, 2015). 2015
  • Professional Interview: “What did Pope Francis mean when he said children should grow up with a father and mother?” Vox.com interview (access at: http://www.vox.com/2014/12/2/7318273/pope-francis-catholic-complementarity). 2014
  • “Documentary: Out of the Shadows.” Panelist. Creighton University. 2014
  • “Science and Sexual Anthropology.” Center for Religion and Society. Creighton University, Omaha, NE. 2014
  • “Breakfast with an Author: Sexual Ethics: A Theological Introduction.” Society of Christian Ethics, Seattle, WA. 2014
  • “Documentary: The Waiting Room.” Panelist. Creighton University. 2013
  • “Thinking about Sexuality from Lay and Official Church Perspectives.” Keynote Speaker. INTAMS Colloquium on Marriage and Family. Leuven, Belgium. 2013
  • “Method and Catholic Moral Theology in the 21st Century.” Presenter. Christian Ethics Group. Theology Faculty. Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium. 2013
  • “Intellectual Conversion and the Sexual Person.” Catholic Theological Society of America, Miami, FL. 2013
  • “HHS Mandate and the USCCB.” Presenter. Marian High School, Omaha, NE. 2013
  • 'Natural Law and Sexual Anthropology.” Keynote Address. University of San Diego, San Diego, CA. 2013
  • “The Election of Pope Francis.” Panelist. University of San Diego, San Diego, CA. 2013
  • Professional Interview: “The Election of Pope Francis: Comments from Theologians.” Greek Publication (access at: http://www.tovima.gr/world/article/?aid=503529). 2013
  • Professional Interview: “New Evangelization to Be the Focus of U.S. Bishops’ Meeting with Theologians.” National Catholic Register (access at: http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/all-hands-on-deck-new-evangelization-focus-of-meeting-between-u.s.-bishops/). 2013
  • “Catholic Sexual Ethics and Sexual Anthropology: An Ongoing Dialogue.” Invited Speaker. St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, New York. 2013
  • “Catholic Teaching on Homosexuality: A Critical Reflection.” Caring Families. Omaha, NE. 2012
  • “The ‘Great Mystery’ of Sexuality: Catholic Reflections.” ATMT (Association of Teachers of Moral Theology), Leeds, England. Co-Presenter: Michael Lawler. 2012
  • “Technology in the Classroom.” eFellows Presentation. Creighton University, Omaha, NE. 2012
  • “The Virtue of Courage in Healthcare: Response to Dr. Ruth Purtillo.” Invited Respondent. Creighton University, Omaha, NE. 2012
  • “Caritas in Veritate.” Creighton University. 2011
  • “The Normativity of History that Shapes Tradition: Human Experience, the Social Sciences and the Sensus Fidei”.” LEST IX (Leuven Encounter in Systematic Theology), Leuven, Belgium. 2011
  • “Permanent Vegetative State and Treatment Decisions.” Lecture. Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha, NE. 2011
  • “Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Healthcare Services: History, Content, and Case Study.” Lecture. Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha, NE. 2011
  • Invited Lecture: ““The Sexual Person: Toward a Renewed Catholic Sexuality.” Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI. Respondents: Bryan Massingale and Susan Ross. 2011
  • Plenary Speaker. “The Evolution and Renewal of Catholic Sexual Anthropology: Hope in the City of God?” Undergraduate Marriage, Family and Dating conference. Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO. 2011

Other

  • Catholic Ethical Method in the 21st Century. Summer Faculty Research Grant. Awarded by Creighton University Graduate School.

Awards

  • Nominated for the the Grawemeyer Award in Religion for The Sexual Person