Joseph E. Capizzi is Associate Professor of Moral Theology at the Catholic University of America. He teaches in the areas of social and political theology, with special interests in issues in peace and war, citizenship, political authority, and Augustinian theology. He has written, lectured, and published widely on just war theory, bioethics, the history of moral theology, and political liberalism.
In 2002, he was appointed to The Cardinal's Chair at The Intercultural Forum for Studies in Faith and Reason, The John Paul II Cultural Center, in Washington, D.C He has been a Senior Fellow at the Culture of Life Foundation and is currently a bioethics advisor to the Maryland State Stem Cell Commission, on which he has served since his appointment by Governor Ehrlich in 2006. He received his B.A. from the University of Virginia, his Masters in Theological Studies from Emory University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Notre Dame. He lives in Maryland with his wife and six children.
Areas of Expertise
Development of Doctrine
Medieval Moral Theology
Law and Religion
Rights, Peace, and Justice
Latest PublicationsA Catechism for Business: Tough Ethical Questions & Insights from Catholic Teaching
(Catholic University Press, 2014)
TRS 230 Character, Choice, and Community
TRS 632A Christian Social Ethics
TRS 732B Beginning of Life Issues
TRS 737C Law in Moral Theology
TRS 837 Human and Animal Consciousness