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[Photo]: James F. Smurl

James F. Smurl (Deceased) (Retired)


Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies (deceased)


B.A. St. Mary's University 1955
S.T.L. Gregorian University (Rome) 1959
S.T.D. Catholic University of America 1963

Academic Interests

religion and morality, religion and society, ethics of world religions, comparative religious ethics, and social justice issuessuch as metaphors and morals (in wealth and poverty, health and illness, power and powerlessness)


Religious Ethics: A Systems Approach (Prentice Hall 1972);
A Primer in Ethics (Wyndham Hall 1985);
The Burdens of Justice(Loyola University Press 1994);
and articles in The Journal of Religious Ethics, Indiana Law Review, Man and Medicine, Nursing Life, Journalof Law and Religion, American Journal of Medical Genetics, and The Annual of the Society of Christian Ethics


Adjunct Professor of Nursing and Molecular and Medical Genetics

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