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Daniel P. Scheid, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Department of Theology

Fisher 626
Phone: 412.396.6524

Education:

Ph.D., Theology, Boston College, 2008
M.A., Theology, Catholic Theological Union, 2004
A.B., History, Princeton University, 1998
Expertise

Dr. Scheid's research interests are in the area of social ethics, and more specifically in ecological and comparative ethics.

Teaching

UCOR 152: Theological Ethics

THEO 261: Christian Social Ethics

THEO 694: Seminar in Moral Theology


Presentations

Alongside Waterfalls: Thomas Berry and the Sacramentality of the Universe, Catholic Theological Society of America, St. Louis, MO. Anticipated June 2012

Just Peacemaking and Sustainable Subsistence, the Annual Convention of the College Theology Society, Iona College, NY.  June 2011

Care of Creation as Our Cosmic Common Good, Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church, Trento, Italy.  July 2010

Ecological Solidarity and Climate Change, the Annual Convention of the College Theology Society, University of Portland, OR.  June 2010

The Life Contributions of James Nash: A Catholic Perspective, Society of Christian Ethics, San Jose, CA.  January 2010

Bless the Lord, You Works of the Lord: Thomas Aquinas and the Cosmic Common Good, Catholic Theological Society of America, Halifax, Canada.  June 2009 

Deny Yourself and Be Happy: What the Desert Fathers and the Vivekacudamani Can Teach a Modern World, the Annual Convention of the College Theology Society, University of Dayton.  June 2007

The Universe as the Body of God: Thomas Aquinas, Vedanta Desika, and Eco-Theology, Engaging Particularities V: New Directions in Comparative Theology, Interreligious Dialogue, Missiology, and Theology of Religions, Boston College.  March 2007

 You Are What You Eat: Perspectives on Food and Human Life, Engaging Particularities II: New Directions in Comparative Theology, Interreligious Dialogue, Missiology, and Theology of Religions, Boston College.  March 2004

Love of Creation and an Ethic of Sacrifice: The Catholic Church's Teaching on Ecology and Proposals for Development, The Mid-Atlantic Region American Academy of Religion Conference, Baltimore, MD.  February 2004 

Scholarship

Scholarly Journals

Just Peacemaking Theory and the Promotion of Dignified Subsistence, in Violence, Transformation, and the Sacred: They Shall Be Called Children of God (2011 College Theology Society Annual Volume). Eds. Tobias Winright and Margaret Pfeil.

Expanding Catholic Ecological Ethics: Ecological Solidarity and Earth Rights in Religion, Economics, and Culture in Conflict and Conversation (College Theology Society Annual Volume 2010), eds. Laurie Cassidy and Maureen OConnell (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2011): 196-216.

Vednta De[ika and Thomas Aquinas on the Intrinsic Value of Nature in the Journal of Vaishnava Studies, 18 (2010): 27-42.

Book Chapters 

 St. Thomas Aquinas and the Thomistic Tradition, in Green Discipleship: Catholic Theological Ethics & the Environment. Ed. Tobias Winwright (Winona, MN: Anselm Academic, 2011): 129-147.

Thomas Aquinas, the Cosmic Common Good, and Climate Change, in Confronting the Climate Crisis: Catholic Theological Perspectives. Ed. Jame Schaefer (Milwaukee, WI: Marquette University Press, 2011): 125-144.

Common Good, in Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability: Vol.1 The Spirit of Sustainability. Ed. Willis Jenkins (Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing Group, October 2009): 71-72.

Book Reviews

Book Review: Theological Foundations for Environmental Ethics: Reconstructing Patristic and Medieval Concepts, by Jame Schaefer.  Theological Studies, 71, 2010: 761.