Porter, Jean

Porter, Jean

Jean Porter is John A. O'Brien Professor of Theology at The University of Notre Dame where she is connected to the Medieval Institute.

Internet Resources


Moral Concepts

"Direct" and "Indirect" in Grisez's Moral Theory, Theological Studies, Dec 1996.

Natural Law as a Scriptural Concept: Theological reflections on a medieval theme, Theology Today, July 2002.


Medical Ethics

Quaestio Disputata: delaying hominization, reflections on some recent Catholic claims for delayed hominization, Theological Studies, Dec 1995.

Is the embryo a person?: Arguing with the Catholic traditions, Commonweal, Feb 2002.


Social and Political Ethics


The search for a global ethic, Theological Studies, Mar 2001.

Misplaced nostalgia: 'ex corde' and the medieval university, Commonweal, Apr 2001

What Kind of "War"?: World Trade Center Disaster and the response, Commonweal, Sept 2001 (final of 4 responses)

Protecting individual rights: A Deeply Catholic Tradition, Commonweal, Nov 2006


Book Reviews

Review of Nelson, The Priority of Prudence: Virtue and Natural Law in Thomas Aquinas and the Implications for Modern Ethics, Theological Studies, Mar 1993.

The Book of Virtues: A Treasury of Great Moral Stories (Book Reviews), Christian Century, Oct 1994

Review of Schillebeeck, I Am A Happy Theologian, National Catholic Reporter, Nov 1994.

Review of Body, Sex & Pleasure: Reconstructing Christian Sexual Ethics, Christian Century, Mar 1995

Review of Brock, Action and Conduct: Thomas Aquinas and the Theory of Action, Theological Studies, Sept 1999.

Review of Contingency and Fortune in Aquinas' Ethics, Theology Today, July 2000.

Review of Rhonheimer, Natural Law and Practical Reason: A Thomist View of Moral Autonomy, Theological Studies, Dec 2001.

Review of Stiltner, Religion and the Common Good: Catholic Contributions to Building Community in a Liberal Society, Theology Today, Jan 2002.

Review of Flannery, Acts Amid Precepts: The Aristotelian Logical Structure of Aquinas' Moral Theory, Theological Studies, Mar 2003.


Reviews of Porter's Works

Moral Action and Christian Ethics

Meconi, David Vincent, The Review of Metaphysics, Sept 1996

Stephen Holmgren, Anglican Theological Review, Winter 1998


The Recovery of Virtue

John Bowlin, Theology Today, April 1992


Natural and Divine Law

James F. Keenan, Theological Studies, Dec 2000

William P. George, Christian Century, Jan 2001

Wilton H. Bunch, Anglican Theological Review, Summer 2001.


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