Joseph Capizzi

Academic Area

  • Moral Theology/Ethics
  • School

  • School of Theology and Religious Studies
  • Expertise

  • Social Ethics
  • Development of Doctrine
  • Medieval Moral Theology
  • Virtue Theology
  • Law and Religion
  • Human Rights
  • Peace and Justice
  • Biography

    Joseph E. Capizzi is Ordinary Professor of Moral Theology at the Catholic University of America. He teaches in the areas of social and political theology, with special interests in issues in peace and war, citizenship, political authority, and Augustinian theology. He has written, lectured, and published widely on just war theory, bioethics, the history of moral theology, and political liberalism.

    Dr. Capizzi is the Executive Director of the Institute for Human Ecology at Catholic University. He received his B.A. from the University of Virginia, his Masters in Theological Studies from Emory University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Notre Dame. He lives in Maryland with his wife and six children.


    • A Catechism for Business

      A Catechism for Business

      A Catechism for Business: Tough Ethical Questions and Insights from Catholic Teaching serves as a reference guide to those business leaders, providing them the sources of Catholic social teaching so they are better prepared to apply those principles in business and articulate them to colleagues.

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