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Margaret Farley

Senior Scholar in Theology & Medical Ethics

Gilbert L. Stark Professor of Christian Ethics

(203) 432-5355


A.B., University of Detroit
M.A., University of Detroit
M.Phil., Yale University
Ph.D., Yale University

The recipient of eleven honorary degrees, the John Courtney Murray Award for Excellence in Theology, and a Luce Fellowship in Theology, Professor Farley is a past president of the Society of Christian Ethics and the Catholic Theological Society of America. She is the author or editor of six books, including Personal Commitments: Beginning, Keeping, Changing and most recently Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics. She has published more than eighty articles and chapters of books on medical ethics, sexual ethics, social ethics, historical theological ethics, ethics and spirituality, and feminist ethics. She has served on the Bioethics Committee of Yale–New Haven Hospital and on the Ethics Committee of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine. Professor Farley directs and co-directs two projects relating to women, theology, and response to HIV/AIDS in Africa.

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)



A Metaphysics of Being and God
(co-author with J.V. McGlynn, 1966)

Personal Commitments: Beginning, Keeping, Changing, 1986

Embodiment, Morality and Medicine
(co-edited with Lisa Sowle Cahill, 1995)

Readings in Moral Theology No. 9: Feminist Ethics and the Catholic Moral Tradition
(co- edited with C. Curran and R. McCormick, 1996)

Liberating Eschatology: Essays in Honor of Letty M. Russell
(co-edited with Serene Jones, 1999)

Compassionate Respect, 2002