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Religious and Theological Studies

Ryan Patrick McLaughlin


Religious and Theological Studies

Ryan Patrick McLaughlin joined Merrimack College from Siena College in New York, where he was a visiting assistant professor of religious studies and taught courses in the Abrahamic faiths, religious ethics, bioethics and environmental ethics.


Ph.D., Theology, Duquesne University


McLaughlin has published a number of articles in the fields of environmental/animal theology, interreligious dialogue and feminism. He is the author of two books, “Preservation and Protest: Theological Foundations for an Eco-Eschatological Ethics” and “Christian Theology and the Status of Animals: The Dominant Tradition and Its Alternatives.” He is at work on a third book in which he critically examines the extensive range of Christian theodicies responding to the origin and ubiquity of natural disvalues, such as suffering, predation and extinction. McLaughlin is an associate fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics.




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