Gerald J. Beyer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Disciplines Taught: Religious Studies, Theology
Office: Bellarmine 207
Phone: 610-660-1873
Website: Faculty Website


Social Ethics


  • B.A., 1992, Georgetown University
  • M.A., 1999, Yale University Divinity School
  • PhD, 2005, Boston College. 

Professional Experience

Member of the Catholic Theological Society of America, Catholic Scholars for Worker Justice, the Society of Christian Ethics, the College Theology Society.


  • Recovering Solidarity: Lessons from Poland's Unfinished Revolution (Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 2010)
  • "Economic Rights: Past, Present and Future” in Thomas Cushman, ed., Routledge Handbook of Human Rights (New York: Routledge, 2011), 291-310
  • “Neither Socialist nor Libertarian: Pope Benedict’s Caritas in Veritate on the Proper Role of Government in the Economy,” Josephinum Journal of Theology Vol. 17, No. 1 (2010):157-67
  • “Catholic Universities, Solidarity, and the Right to Education in the American Context,” Journal of Catholic Social Thought Vol. 7, no. 1 (Winter 2010): 145-79
  • “Why Race Still Matters: Catholics and the Rise of Obama,” America Vol. 200, No. 16 (May 18, 2009): 10-14.


Catholic social teaching and tradition; the nature of solidarity and its feasibility in the contemporary world; human rights; economic justice; religion and politics; ethics of war and peace; access to education at U.S. Catholic institutions of higher learning; human evolution and morality; religion and society in contemporary Poland.

Faculty Expert Profile

  • Expertise: Christian Perspectives on War and Peace and the Economy, Roman Catholic Social Teaching, Contemporary Polish Society, Pope John Paul II's Theology and Ethics

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