Renowned ethicist Lisa Sowle Cahill is the J. Donald Monan Professor at Boston College. In the classroom, in lectures, in public commentary, and in essays and books, she draws on the principles of Christian ethics, Catholic social teaching, and feminist theology as she addresses health and medical issues of global concern; cloning and stem cell research; globalization; and violence, war, and peace.
A sampling of Cahill’s book titles illustrates the breadth and interdisciplinary nature of her work: Sexuality and the U.S. Catholic Church: Crisis and Renewal (2006), Genetics, Theology, and Ethics (2005), Bioethics and the Common Good (2004), and Sex, Gender and Christian Ethics (1996). Cahill’s Theological Bioethics: Participation, Justice and Change (2005) won the 2006 First Place Award for Outstanding Theology Books from the Catholic Press Association.
Cahill is past president of the Catholic Theological Society of America and the Society of Christian Ethics. In 2008, she received the John Courtney Murray Award from the CTSA for her “outstanding and influential contribution in diverse areas of Christian ethics.”