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Religious & Theological Studies

Mark Allman

Professor, Chair

Ph.D. Loyola University of Chicago


Dr. Mark Allman is a faculty associate in the Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations, as well as a professor in the Department of Religious and Theological Studies. His primary area of interest is Christian social ethics and more specifically Catholic social thought, war and peace studies, business ethics and globalization. He has presented papers at many academic conferences including the Society of Christian Ethics, the Catholic Theological Society of America, the College Theology Society and the American Academy of Religion. He has published articles in several scholarly journals. He serves as co-editor for the Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics and on the board of directors for the College Theology Society.

He is one of only a handful of scholars working on postwar ethics and the just war theory. His article “Postwar Justice” appeared in America (Oct. 2005) and he presented “Jus Post Bellum: Extending the Just War Theory” at the College Theology Society in June 2007 with Tobias Winright, PhD., which was then published in their journal. They also wrote, After the Smoke Clears: Jus Post Bellum and the Just War Theory (Orbis Publishing, 2010).

Dr. Allman has won awards for both his scholarship and teaching, including: the College Theology Society Book of the Year Award in 2009 for his first book, Who Would Jesus Kill? War, Peace & the Christian Tradition (St. Mary’s Press, 2008) and Merrimack College’s Edward G. Roddy Outstanding Teacher of the Year (2011).


Mark Allman