Stewart Clem, PhD

Assistant Professor of Moral Theology

Director, Ashley-O'Rourke Center for Health Ministry Leadership
clem@ai.edu
314-256-8875

Education

PhD, University of Notre Dame

MDiv, Duke University

MA, Oklahoma State University

BA, Oklahoma State University

About

Dr. Clem's research interests include the thought of Thomas Aquinas, virtue ethics, the natural law tradition, health care ethics, Kantian ethics, and the intersection of religion and morality. Before joining the faculty at Aquinas Institute, he was Visiting Assistant Professor of Theology at Valparaiso University. He is a priest in The Episcopal Church.

Selected Courses

  • The Summa of Aquinas: Human Person & Society
  • The Summa of Aquinas: God & Creation
  • Justice and Catholic Social Teaching
  • Ethics of Human Sexuality
  • Foundations of Catholic Morality
  • Contemporary Issues in Health Care Ethics

Selected Publications 

Books:

Lying and Truthfulness: A Thomistic Perspective (Cambridge University Press, 2022)

 

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles:

"The End of Religious Ethics: Can Ethics Be Christian in the 21st Century?" Journal of Religious Ethics (forthcoming)

”Pain Management, Theological Ethics, and the Problem of Redemptive Suffering: A Thomistic Analysis,” The Thomist, Vol. 86, No. 1 (January 2022): 91-117

"Moral Rights and the Meaning of Torture: A Response to Nigel Biggar," Anglican Theological Review, Vol. 103, No. 4 (Fall 2021): 409-415

"Lying to the Nazi at the Door: A Thomistic Reframing of the Classic Moral Dilemma," Journal of Religious Ethics, Vol. 49, No. 1 (March 2021): 6-32

"Unlearning Ourselves: The Incarnational Asceticism of John Henry Newman's Anglican Sermons," Anglican Theological Review, Vol. 103, No. 1 (Winter 2021): 44-59

"Still Human: A Thomistic Analysis of 'Persistent Vegetative State," Studies in Christian Ethics, Vol. 32, No. 1 (February 2019): 46-55

"The Passions of Christ in the Moral Theology of Thomas Aquinas: An Integrative Account," New Blackfriars, Vol. 99, Issue 1082 (July 2018): 458-480

"Dropping the Debt: A New Conundrum in Kant's Rational Religion," Religious Studies, Vol. 54, No. 1 (March 2018): 131-145

"Post-Truth and Vices Opposed to Truth," Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics, Vol. 37, No. 2 (Fall/Winter 2017): 97-116

"The Epistemic Relevance of the Virtue of Justice," Philosophia, Vol. 41, No. 2 (June 2013): 301-311