Dr. Anna Floerke Scheid

Anna Floerke Scheid

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

Fisher Hall 623
Phone: 412.396.6532


Ph.D., Theology, Boston College, 2009
M.A., Theology, Catholic Theological Union, 2004
B.S.S.P., Theatre, Northwestern University, 1999
Dr. Scheid's research interests are in the area of Christian social ethics.  In particular she is concerned with ethical issues surrounding human rights, conflict, and post-conflict reconciliation.  She explores Christian perspectives on war and peace-especially just war theory and just peacemaking theory-and studies how restorative justice has been enacted in truth and reconciliation commissions around the world.

UCOR 142      Theological Views of the Human Person

UCOR 182      Theological Ethics

THEO 261      Christian Social Ethics: Poverty, Race, Gender, Ecology, and Conflict

THEO 543      Catholic Social

THEO 694      Doctoral Seminar in Moral Theology (Resolving Conflict, Restoring Justice: Christian Perspectives on War, Peace, and Reconciliation


"Waging a Just Revolution: Just War Criteria in the Context of Oppression," Journal for the Society of Christian Ethics 32 (2012), forthcoming.

"An Authority over Globalization? Critical Considerations," Bulletin of Ecumenical Theology 24 (2012): 61-73;

"Interpersonal and Social Reconciliation: Finding Congruence in African Theological Anthropology," Horizons 39 (2012).

"Under the Palaver Tree: Community Ethics for Truth-Telling and  Reconciliation," Journal for the Society of Christian Ethics 31 (2011): 17-36.


Just Revolution and the Salience of Nonviolence amidst Armed Resistance, Catholic Theological Society of America, June 2012

Critical Reflection: Lessons Learned from Teaching Racism and White Privilege in the Theology Classroom. Co-authored with Dr. Elisabeth T. Vasko, College Theology Society, June 2012

Waging a Just Revolution: Just War Criteria in the Context of Oppression, Society of Christian Ethics, January, 2012

Transforming Racial Conflict: Addressing White Denial through Restorative Justice, College Theology Society, June 2011

 Interpersonal and Social Reconciliation in African Theological Anthropology, Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church, research presentation, Trent, Italy, July 2010

Interpersonal and Social Reconciliation in Conflict and Conversation: Finding Congruence in African Models, College Theology Society, June, 2010

Under the Palaver Tree: Community Ethics for Truth-Telling and Reconciliation, Society of Christian Ethics, January, 2010

Reconciliation in Readiness of Mind: Including Reconciliation in Jus ad Bellum and Jus in Bello Just War Considerations, Catholic Theological Society of America, June, 2009

Together in the Landscape of Oppression: Friendship, Conscience, and Conversion in the Novels of Andr- Brink,' Friendship: Quests for Community, Character and Truth, Baylor University, Institute for Faith and Culture, October, 2007.

-Our Tormented Souls: The Association of Affection, Habit and Hatred in Augustine, Justice and Mercy Will Kiss: The Vocation of Peacemaking in a World of Many Faiths, Marquette University, September, 2005.