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Gerald Beyer

Gerald J. Beyer is Professor of Christian Ethics at Villanova University.  His publications include Recovering Solidarity: Lessons from Poland’s Unfinished Revolution (Univ. of Notre Dame Press, 2010) and Just Universities: Catholic Social Teaching Confronts Corporatized Higher Education (Fordham University Press, 2021). Beyer also co-edited and contributed a chapter to the critical edition of Karol Wojtyła, Katolicka etyka społeczna (Lublin: Wydawnictwo KUL, 2018). He studied at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland as a Kosciuszko Fellow (1995-97), the Papal University of Theology in Kraków (1996-97), and the Kraków University of Economics as a Fulbright Fellow (1998-98).


Atrocities in the Heart of Europe Again: On the War in Ukraine

I am a Christian theologian who abhors war and believes that all other reasonable means should be exhausted before the use of lethal force is undertaken. At the same time, I am convinced that there are times – albeit rare – when the evil is so great that no measure other than force will prevent grave atrocities on a massive scale.

Just Universities Redux: Frustration, Despair, Gratitude, and Hope

Upon completing the book, I wanted to turn my attention to my other scholarly interests. I wanted to look away. However, the book, despite whatever shortcomings it has, seems to have struck a chord. Reading groups have used it on several campuses. I have given more talks already since its 2021 publication than about any other topic over the course of my career.

Political Theology Conference 2023

Registration is now open for the upcoming Political Theology Conference in Philadelphia, PA, September 7-10.