USML | Dr. Melanie Barrett

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Dr. Melanie Barrett

Dr. Barrett teaches in the areas of fundamental and special moral theology.  She write on virtue ethics and studies the works of Hans Urs von Balthasar and Thomas Aquinas.  Full Bio

Love’s Beauty at the Heart of the Christian Moral Life

Love’s Beauty at the Heart of the Christian Moral Life develops the ethical theory implicit in the writings of Hans Urs von Balthasar, a prominent 20th century Swiss Catholic theologian, attempting to retrieve the concept of beauty for Christian theology and yielding important ethical insights, culminating in an aesthetic and dramatic theory of ethics: one in which the perception of the beauty of God's love in Christ becomes a foundational experience for moral formation and ongoing ethical discernment.

 Edwin Mellen Press, 2009, 317 pages


Science, Faith and Human Fertility

Science, Faith and Human Fertility: Third Conference on Ethical Fertility Health Management

Edited by Richard Fehring and Theresa Notare

Dr. Barrett contributed the chapter, Co-Creating with the Creator: a Virtue Ethics Based Approach

Marquette University Press, 2012, 421 pages


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