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Elizabeth Sweeny Block, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics
Theological Studies

Courses Taught

Christian Ethics, Freedom of Conscience, The Ethics of Technology


Ph.D. in Religious Ethics, The University of Chicago, 2013
M.T.S., Emory University, 2003

Research Interests

  • Conscience
  • Moral anthropology
  • Ethics of technology

Publications and Media Placements

“A Call to Action: Global Moral Crises and the Inadequacy of Inherited Approaches to Conscience,” Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 37, no. 2 (2017), forthcoming

“Uti and Frui,” in The Oxford Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine, ed. Willemien Otten (Oxford University Press, 2013) (contributing author)

Interviewed for and quoted in "The Sex Talk: Earlier is Better" in U.S. Catholic Vol. 81, No. 9 (September 2016): 12-16,

Professional Organizations and Associations

Society of Christian Ethics (Professional Conduct Committee, Co-Convener of the Junior Faculty Caucus); American Academy of Religion; Catholic Theological Society of America; College Theology Society