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Barrett H. Turner, Ph.D.

Barrett Turner

Director of Philosophy, Politics & Economics Program (PPE) / Associate Professor

Department of Theology

Barrett Turner, Ph.D., enjoys teaching students in the core curriculum's Faith and Wisdom sequence, and theology majors and minors. While completing his doctorate, he has taught at Georgetown University and the Catholic University of America.

  • Ph.D., Catholic University of America (2015)
  • M.Div., Covenant Theological Seminary (2010)
  • B.A., University of Virginia (2006)
  • Moral theology
  • Catholic social teaching
  • Political theology
  • Religious liberty
  • Development of doctrine
  • St. Thomas Aquinas
  • School of Salamanca
  • Biblical theology
  • Bioethics

“Thorico-Abdominal Normothermic Regional Perfusion (TA-NRP) Resuscitates Moral Doubts about Donation after Circulatory Death (DCD),” Health Care Ethics USA 18, no. 1 (2024): 33-39.

“The Law of Nations as Developing Moral Law: Two Interpretations of Ius Gentium in the Thomist Tradition.” The Thomist: A Speculative Quarterly Review 84, no. 3 (2020): 339-93.

“The Propassions of Christ, His Fullness of Grace, and His Moral Exemplarity according to St. Thomas Aquinas.” Nova et Vetera (English) 18, no. 1 (2020): 201-236.

“Pope Francis and the Death Penalty: A Conditional Advance of Justice in the Law of Nations.” Nova et Vetera (English) 16, no. 4 (2018): 1041-1050.

"Pacis Progressio: How Francis' Four New Principles Develop Catholic Social Teaching into Catholic Social Praxis." Journal of Moral Theology 6 (2017): 112-129.

Review of David L. Schindler and Nicholas J. Healy, Jr. Freedom, Truth, and Human Dignity: The Second Vatican Council’s Declaration on Religious Freedom: A New Translation, Redaction History, and Interpretation of Dignitatis Humanae (Eerdmans, 2015) for The Thomist 80 (2016): 309-314.

Review of David VanDrunen, Natural Law and the Two Kingdoms (Eerdmans, 2010) for Nova et Vetera 9 (2011): 1105-1110.