Faculty Profile

Edward Mahoney, PhD

Professor of Religious Studies, Director of the Graduate Theology Program

S.T.B., M.A., M.M.R.Sc., Ph.D. The Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium
B.Ph. St. Paul’s University
B.A. University of Ottawa

Areas of Expertise:

Catholic social teaching, Christian bioethics, economics and ethics, Christian ethics, Catholic moral theology, fundamental theology, systematic theology; Human Genome Project; ethics of long-term care

Course I Teach (Undergraduate):

  • RS 120 Christianity Past and Present
  • RS 130 Varieties of Christianity
  • RS 140 Catholic Christianity
  • RS 211 New Testament
  • RS 234 Christian Ethics
  • RS 236 Christian Social Ethics
  • RS 236 Work Capital and God
  • RS 238 Christian Health Care Ethics
  • RS 350 Jesus Through the Centuries
  • RS 350 Ethics, Spirituality and Environment
  • RS 410 Religious Studies Seminar

Courses I Teach (Graduate):

  • GTH 527 The Eucharist
  • GTH 534 Adult Religious Formation
  • GTH 580 Foundations of Moral Theology
  • GTH 581 Catholic Social Teaching
  • GTH 614 Ecclesiology
  • GTH 693 Foundations of Theology
  • GTH 734 Health Care Ethics
  • GTH 760 Environmental Ethics

Research Interests:

My research has primarily been in the areas of Catholic social teaching, Christian bioethics, economics and ethics, Christian ethics, Catholic moral theology, fundamental theology, systematic theology; Human Genome Project; ethics of long-term care.

2011 Faculty Service Award

2004 Visiting Research Scholar, International Academy for Marital Spirituality (INTAMS) Brussels Belgium

1992-1993  Visiting Research Scholar, Center for Bioethics, Montreal, Canada

I also organized Waters of Life: Sacred and Profaned, an interfaith conference sponsored by the Edmundite Center for Faith and Culture at Saint Michael's in April 2007.

Publications:

2005. Mahoney, E. (ed.)
Scripture as the Soul of Theology
Liturgical Press

2005. Mahoney, E.
“Moral Theology and the Task of Catechesis,”
National Catholic Education Association

2001. Bolduc, V. Christy, R. Kessel, H. Mahoney, E.
"Pulse of Vermont: A Quality of Life Follow-Up Study"
Burlington, VT: Vermont Business Roundtable

1995. Bolduc, V. Christy, R. Kessel, H. Mahoney, E.
"Pulse of Vermont: A Quality of Life Follow-Up Study"
Burlington, VT: Vermont Business Roundtable      

1990. Bolduc, V. Christy, R. Kessel, H. Mahoney, E.
"Pulse of Vermont: A Quality of Life Study "
Burlington, VT: Vermont Business Roundtable

1988. Mahoney, E.
"Justice and Health Care For The Poor."
Louvain Studies, Volume 14, No. 3

1980 Moraczewski, A. and Atkinson, Gary, eds.
Genetics Counseling The Church and the Law: A Report of the Task Force on Genetic Diagnosis and Counseling

Saint Louis, MO: John XXII Medical-Moral Research and Education Center
Task Force Member and Contributing Writer          

1977. Mahoney, E.
"The Morality of Terminating Life V. Allowing to Die"
Louvain Studies, Fall

Awards and Grants:

2010

Saint Michael’s Edmundite Community ($2,000)
Faculty Seminar on Environmental Ethics

2009

Anonymous Donor ($10,000)
Speak Truth to Power Conference and Photo Exhibition

2008

Edmundite Trust Fund ($7,500)
Conference on Silence

Edmundite Trust Fund ($10,000)
Scholarships for Graduate Theology Students

2007   

Edmundite Trust Fund ($7,500)
Conference celebrating 40th anniversary of Populorum Progressio         

Catholic Relief Services ($7,500)
Support for Progression Populorum Conference

Chittenden Bank ($2,000)
Support for Progression Populorum Conference

Saint Michael's Edmundite Community ($25,000)
 Scholarship Funds for Lay Ministry students in Graduate Theology

Edmundite Trust Fund ($7,000)
Dupont Seminar

Edmundite Trust Fund ($10,000)
Scholarships for Graduate Theology Students

2006 

Edmundite Trust Fund ($5,000)
Interfaith Conference on the Environment

Saint Michael’s Edmundite Community ($25,000)
Scholarship Funds for Lay Ministry students in Graduate Theology

Edmundite Trust Fund ($10,000)
Scholarships for Graduate Theology Students

2005    

Anonymous Donor ($35,000)
Scholarship Grants for Students from Bethlehem, Palestine studying for an M.A. in Theology     

Edmundite Trust Fund ($6,500)
Interfaith Conference celebrating the 40th anniversary of Nostra Aetate

Edmundite Trust Fund ($10,000)
Scholarships for Graduate Theology Students

2004 

Edmundite Trust Fund ($7,000)
Dupont Seminar on the Catholic Intellectual Heritage

2003

Edmundite Trust Fund ($7,000)
Dupont Seminar on the Catholic Intellectual Heritage

Edmundite Trust Fund ($6,500)
Gospel of Life Lecture Series

Edmundite Trust Fund ($10,000)
Scholarships for Graduate Theology Students

2002 

Edmundite Trust Fund ($8,500)
Gospel of Life Lecture Series

Edmundite Trust Fund ($10,000)
Scholarships for Graduate Theology Students

2001

Davis Educational Foundation and New England Association of Schools and Colleges ($25,000)
Participation in a Pilot Project for Institutional Web Assessment Portfolios

Edmundite Trust Fund ($6,000)
Faith Spirituality and the Intellectual Life Program

Edmundite Trust Fund ($7,500)
Dupont Seminar on the Catholic Intellectual Heritage

Edmundite Trust Fund ($10,000)
Scholarships for Graduate Theology Students

2000  

Saint Michael’s College Faculty Development Grant ($1,700)
Research grant for work at the Catholic University, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Value Variables and the New Genetics

Edmundite Trust Fund ($6,000)
Faith, Spirituality and the Intellectual Life Speakers Series

Edmundite Trust Fund ($10,000)
Scholarships for Graduate Theology Students

Edward Mahoney, professor of religious studies, received the 2012 Called and Gifted Award from the Association of Graduate Programs in Ministry in February at their annual meeting in Arizona. Mahoney directs the college’s Graduate Theology and Pastoral Ministry program. The award is for one who has made a substantial and lasting contribution to graduate ministry education through leadership, teaching and scholarship; and has fostered collegiality among the various graduate programs in ministry.


Press release from the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities

Washington, DC - The Journal of Catholic Higher Education, the peer-reviewed publication of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU), welcomed Edward Mahoney, Ph.D., as its new associate editor over the summer.

A professor in the religious studies department, Mahoney directed the Graduate Theology and Pastoral Ministry program for 20 years. He is currently the director of the Edmundite Center for Faith and Culture at the college. Earlier this year, he received the Called and Gifted Award from the Association of Graduate Programs in Ministry, as well as the Faculty Service Award from Saint Michael's in 2011. He has taught at the college since 1976.

With the Journal of Catholic Higher Education, Mahoney will work with authors to produce pioneering articles on critical topics. He is also responsible for managing the editorial process, from acceptance of new manuscripts through peer review to publication.

"I am delighted to have the opportunity to serve as associate editor of the journal," he said. "I look forward to working with scholars from around the country in bringing their innovative, compelling, and valuable research to the broader academic community at Catholic colleges and universities."

Mahoney earned his doctorate from the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium, with a concentration in moral theology and medical ethics. He has served as a peer reviewer for the Journal of Palliative Care and been a consultant to ethics advisory committees at hospitals in Vermont. He can be reached at jche@accunet.org.

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