Bernard Brady portrait

Bernard Brady

Professor and Chair
Degree
Ph.D. University of Chicago

Office
JRC 157
Phone
(651) 962-5303
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5303
Fax
651-962-5310
Mail
Mail #JRC 153


Education
The University of Chicago Divinity School, Ph.D. in Ethics and Society Area;
        Dissertation:  "Rights, the Common Good and Roman Catholic Social Thought"
The University of Chicago Divinity School, M.A. in Divinity, June 1983
Loyola University of Chicago, B.S. in Theology and Psychology, June 1979
St. Ignatius High School, Cleveland,  Ohio 

Areas of Academic Interest
Catholic moral theology with an emphasis in Catholic social thought

Recognitions
John Ireland Presidential Award, 2013
All College Council Service Award, 2007
Professor of the Year, 2005
Outstanding Faculty in Service-Learning Award, 2004
Multicultural Student Services Student of Color Ally Award, 2002-03
Aquinas Scholars Honors Program Professor of the Year, 2002-03
University of St. Thomas Distinguished Educator, 1995-96

Administrative Experience
Chair, Theology Department, 2006-present
Assistant to the Chair, Theology Department, 2004-2006
Director, Aquinas Scholars Honors Program, 1999- 2003
Coordinator for Service Learning in the Curriculum, 1995-1998

Select Publications

Books

Essential Catholic Social Thought, 2nd Edition (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books), 2017.

Be Good and Do Good:  Thinking Through Moral Theology  (Maryknoll, NY:  Orbis Books, 2014)

Essential Catholic Social Thought (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2008).

A Spiritual Field Guide:  Meditations for the Open Air with Mark Neuzil (Brazos Press, 2005).

Christian Love: How Christians Through the Ages Have Understood Love (Washington, D.C., Georgetown University Press, 2003).

The Moral Bond of Community: Justice and Discourse in Christian Morality (Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 1998). 

Book, Co-editor
Religion and Public Life: The Legacy of Monsignor John A. Ryan, Robert Kennedy, Mary Christine Athans, Bernard Brady, William McDonough and Michael Naughton, editors, (Lanham: University Press of America, 2001).

Articles

“The Freedom to ‘Bridge’ Silos and the Role of Theology in a Catholic University,” K. Garcia, ed.,  Reexamining Academic Freedom in Religiously Affiliated Universities, 179-198 (Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), 179-198.

“Universal Love and Interreligious Dialogue: A Reflection on A Common Word,” Lumen: A Journal of Catholic Studies, Vol. 4, No. 1 (2016): 39-56.

“On the Meaning of the ‘Catholic Intellectual Tradition,’” Journal of Catholic Higher Education Vol. 32, No. 2 (2013): 189-205

“Love and Recent Developments in Moral Theology,” The Journal of Moral Theology, Vol. 1, No. 2 (2012):  147-176.

"Communitarianism," in Robert Wuthnow, ed., The Encyclopedia of Politics and Religion (Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly, Inc. 1998), 175-177.

"Listen All You Who Trample on the Needy," Journal for Peace and Justice Studies, Vol. 7, No. 2 (1996): 19-30.

"The Common Good and the Purpose of the Firm," M. Naughton, H. Alford, and B. Brady, Journal of Human Values Vol. 1, No. 2 (1995): 221-37.  Also published in James Donahue and M. Theresa Moser, ed., Religion, Ethics and the Common Good (Mystic, CT: Twenty-Third Publications, 1996), 206-35.

"Political Ethics and Ethical Politicians: The Case of St. Paul Ethical Practices Board," Theology and Public Policy Vol. 6, No. 1 (1994): 22-32.

"An Analysis of the Use of Rights Language in Pre-Modern Catholic Thought," The Thomist Vol. 57, No. 1 (1993): 97-121.

"Rerum Novarum and the Modern Corporation," B. Brady, K. Goodpaster and R. Kennedy, in Francis McHugh and Samuel Natale, ed., Things Old and New: Catholic Social Teaching Revisited, ed. (Landam, MD: University Press of America, 1993), pp. 259-83.  Also published in: International Journal of Value Based Management Vol. 4, No. 2 (1991): 57-75

Many other Reviews and Presentations

Fall 2017 Courses

Fall 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 301 - D01 Theological Meths/Resources - - - - - - - -
CRN: 42158 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Bernard V. Brady This course explores the role of scripture, history, tradition and common human experience in the understanding of religious mystery and the systematic expression of that mystery in the Christian tradition. It examines both ancient and contemporary formulations of theological knowledge, requirements for theological scholarship, and consideration of certain key theological questions. Prerequisite: THEO 101

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 325 - L01 Catholic Social Tradition M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MCH 233
CRN: 42786 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Bernard V. Brady This course examines Catholic reflection on social structures and patterns of moral behavior as they are expressed in economic, social and political contexts. Focus topics might include: social virtues, the role of religion in the public realm, understanding of the person in relation to society and the state, the defense of the dignity of the person, the promotion of the common good, the use of force and the meaning of justice within and between communities. Possible sources for this course might include selections from classic biblical, patristic and medieval texts; papal, conciliar and episcopal documents; writings of modern and contemporary Catholic social theorists; and social movements inspired by the tradition. Prerequisite: THEO 101

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J-Term 2018 Courses

J-Term 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Spring 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
HONR 480 - 01 HONORS The Vices - T - - - - - 0955 - 1135 OEC 313
CRN: 22260 2 Credit Hours Instructor: Bernard V. Brady, Stephen J. Laumakis These interdisciplinary seminars are intended to develop integrating insights through an analysis of topics chosen from different disciplines. Often they are taught by two faculty members or by a visiting lecturer who holds one of the endowed chairs at the university.

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THEO 325 - L41 HONORS Catholic Social Trad M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 JRC 201
CRN: 21659 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Bernard V. Brady This course examines Catholic reflection on social structures and patterns of moral behavior as they are expressed in economic, social and political contexts. Focus topics might include: social virtues, the role of religion in the public realm, understanding of the person in relation to society and the state, the defense of the dignity of the person, the promotion of the common good, the use of force and the meaning of justice within and between communities. Possible sources for this course might include selections from classic biblical, patristic and medieval texts; papal, conciliar and episcopal documents; writings of modern and contemporary Catholic social theorists; and social movements inspired by the tradition. Prerequisite: THEO 101

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THEO 391 - D01 Majors/Minors Seminar - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510
CRN: 20697 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Bernard V. Brady A capstone experience for theology majors and minors. The subject matter of this course, announced in the annual Class Schedule, will vary from year to year, but will not duplicate already existing theology courses. Students explore, in seminar format, a particular theological theme or issue form the perspective of at least three of the four sub-disciplines of theology (biblical, systematic, historical, moral). Under the guidance of the instructor, students will complete a major research project. Prerequisite: a minimum of sixteen credits in theology, including THEO 101

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