Professor McKenny teaches and writes on Christian ethics and the ethics of biotechnology. He is the author of To Relieve the Human Condition (SUNY Press, 1997), a Choice Outstanding Book, The Analogy of Grace: Karl Barth’s Moral Theology (Oxford University Press, 2010), and about thirty-five articles and book chapters in Christian ethics, biomedical ethics, the ethics of biotechnology, religious ethics, and the philosophy of medicine. He is co-editor of three books, including The Ethical (Blackwell, 2003) and Altering Nature (two volumes) (Springer, 2008). He is nearing the completion of a book on Christian ethics and biotechnology and has begun work on another book on eschatological political theology. Prior to coming to Notre Dame in 2001 McKenny taught at Rice University, where he served as chair of the Department of Religious Studies and as co-director of a PhD program in health care ethics linking Rice with the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. At Notre Dame he served as director of the John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values for eight years.
B.A., Wheaton College [Illinois] 1979;
M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary, 1982;
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1989