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Francis Hittinger PhD

Warren Professor of Catholic Studies Henry Kendall College of Arts & Sciences
Philosophy and Religion
Chapman Hall 205 918-631-3081
francis-hittinger@utulsa.edu
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Biography

Francis Hittinger works at the intersection of philosophy, law, and theology. He is currently at work on a book on the evolution of Catholic social theory and doctrine during the 19th and 20th centuries.



Ph.D., St. Louis University
M.A., St. Louis University
B.A., University of Notre Dame

philosophy, theology and law


The following may be selected publications rather than a comprehensive list.

Books


Hittinger III, Francis. Toward an Adequate Anthropology: Social Aspects of Imago Dei in Catholic Theology. Ed. Thomas Albert Howard. Catholic University of America Press, 2012. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. Thomas Aquinas and the Rule of Law. Soveria Mannelli, 2007. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. The First Grace: Rediscovering Natural Law in a Post-Christian Age. ISI, 2003. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. A Critique of the New Natural Law Theory. University of Notre Dame Press, 1987. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. Paper Wars: Catholic Social Doctrine and the Modern State. Yale University Press, 2017. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. Thomas Aquinas, Questions on Law: A Primer. 2017. Print.

Book Chapters


Hittinger III, Francis. “Introduction.” The State in Catholic Thought: A Treatise in Political Philosophy. Alethes Press, 2009. vii-xxix. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “The Teachings of Modern Roman Catholicism: On Law, Politics, and Human Nature.” Ed. John Witte and Frank Alexander. Columbia University Press, 2007. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Natural Law.” American Conservatism: An Encyclopedia. Ed. Jeremy Beer Bruce Frohnen and Jeffrey O. Nelson. ISI Books, 2006. 605–608. Print.

Williams, Thomas. “Who Is My Neighbor? Personalism and the Foundations of Human Rights.” First Things. Vol. 158. The Catholic University of American Press, 2005. 50–52. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “The Teachings of Modern Christianity: On Law, Politics, and Human Nature.” Ed. John Witte and Frank Alexander. Vol. 2. Columbia University Press, 2005. 3–38, 39–74, 3–33. Print.

Rommen, Heinrich. “Introductory Essay and Critical Bibliography.” The Natural Law. Liberty Fund Press, 1998. xi-xxxii, 239–247. Print.

Kirk, Russell. “Introduction.” Rights and Duties. Spence Publishing, 1997. xiii-xxxi. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Natural Law.” The Encyclopedia of Bioethics. Ed. Warren T. Reich. Macmillan Publishing Company, 1994. 1805–1812. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Justice.” The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Modern Christian Thought. Ed. Alister McGrath. Basil Blackwell, 1993. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Natural Law.” The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Modern Christian Thought. Ed. Alister McGrath. Basil Blackwell, 1993. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Introductory Essay: Yves Simon.” The Tradition of Natural Law. Fordham University Press, 1992. Print.

Book Reviews


Kries, Douglas. “Examination of Conscience (The Problem of Natural Law).” First Things 2009: 59–61. Print.

Keys, Mary. “Aquinas, Aristotle, and the Promise of the Common Good.” The Thomist 2008: 487–491. Print.

Burleigh, Michael. “Churches of Earthly Power (Earthly Powers).” First Things 2006: 27–32. Print.

Manent, Pierre. “Dissecting a Democratic Illusion (A World Beyo9nd Politics? A Defense of the Nation-State).” The Intercollegiate Review 2006: 50–54. Print.

Hitchcock, James. “The Supreme Court and Religion in American Live.” First Things 2005: n. pag. Print.

Arkes, Hadley. “Leaving Well Enough Alone (Natural Rights &Amp; the Right to Choose).” The Review of Politics 2003: 441–443. Print.

Hollenbach, David. “The Sociality of Society (The Common Good and Christian Ethics).” First Things 2003: 42–45. Print.

Dauphinais, Michael, and Matthew Levering. “Knowing the Love of Christ: An Introduction to the Theology of St. Thomas Aquinas.” First Things 2003: 67–68. Print.

Spoto, Donald. “A Francis for Our Times (Reluctant Saint: The Life of Francis of Assisi).” First Things 2003: 55–59. Print.

Engelhardt, H. Tristram. “New Foundations (The Foundations of Bioethics).” Crisis 2001: 55–57. Print.

Harline, Craig, and Eddy Put. “Scenes of Clerical Life (A Bishop's Tale).” The Weekly Standard 2001: 38–40. Print.

Chadwick, Owen. “The Dawn of the Modern Papacy (A History of the Popes, 1830-1914.” First Things 2000: 67–73. Print.

Genovese, Eugene. “A Confederate Theodicy (A Consuming Fire: Thge Fall of the Confederacy in the Mind of the White Christian South.” First Things 1999: 67–72. Print.

Manent, Pierre. “The City of Man.” First Things 1998: 42–44. Print.

Manent, Pierre. “Modern Liberty and Its Discontents: Selected Writings of Pierre Manent.” Ed. Daniel J. Mahoney and Paul Seaton. First Things 1998: 42–44. Print.

Arkes, Hadley. “The Return of George Sutherland: Restoring a Jurisprudence of Natural Rights.” First Things 1995: 62–64. Print.

Smith, Janet. “Humanae Vitae: A Generation Later.” The American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 1992: n. pag. Print.

Porter, Jean. “The Recovery of Virtue: The Relevance of Aquinas for Christian Ethics.” Faith and Philosophy 1991: n. pag. Print.

Verbeke, Gerard. “Moral Education in Aristotle.” Revue Canadienne De Comptes Rendus En Philosophie 1991: n. pag. Print.

Finnis. “Nuclear Deterrence, Morality and Realism.” International Philosophical Quarterly 1989: n. pag. Print.

Weinreb, Lloyd. “Natural Law and Justice.” This World 1988: n. pag. Print.

Rescher, Nicholas. “Ethical Idealism: An Inquiry into the Nature and Function of Ideals.” The Review of Metaphysics 1988: n. pag. Print.

Finnis, John. “Fundamentals of Ethics.” The Modern Schoolman 1986: n. pag. Print.

McInerny, Ralph. “Ethica Thomistica.” The Review of Metaphysics 1983: n. pag. Print.

MacIntyre, Alasdair. “After Virtue.” The New Scholasticism 1982: 385–390. Print.

Delumeau, Jean. “Catholicism Between Luther and Voltaire.” Review for Religious 1979: 152–153. Print.

Dolan, Jay. “Catholic Revivalism: The American Experience 1830-1900.” Review for Religious 1978: 631–632. Print.

Journal Articles


Hittinger III, Francis. “Evolution of the Right to Religious Liberty Since Pacem in Terris.” Journal of Law and Religion (2016): n. pag. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Religious Liberty and the Virtue of Religion: Another Look at Dignitatis Humanae.” (2015): n. pag. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Natural Law and Public Discourse: The Legacies of Joseph Ratzinger.” Loyola University Press (2014): n. pag. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Polity in Catholic Social Doctrine: Some Recent Perplexities.” Ed. Rafael Alvira and Mary A. Glendon. Georg Olms Verlag (2014): 31–51. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Catholic Theology and Natural Law: Systematic and Dialogical Questions.” Ed. William C. Mattison and J Berkman. The Catholic University of American Press (2014): 35–46. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Statement of the Plenary Session.” Ed. Russell Hittinger Mary Ann Glendon and Marcelo Sanchez-Sorondo. The Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences Acta 18 (2013): 631–635. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Quinquagesimo Ante: Reflections on Pacem in Terris Fifty Years Later.” Ed. Russell Hittinger Mary Ann Glendon and Marcelo Sanchez-Sorondo. The Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences Acta 18 (2013): 38–60. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “The Global Quest for Tranquillitas Ordinis: Pacem in Terris, Fifty Years Later.” Ed. Russell Hittinger Mary Ann Glendon and Marcelo Sanchez-Sorondo. The Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences Acta 18 (2013): 19–20. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Divisible Goods and Common Good.” Ed. Martin Schlag anbd Juan Andres. Springer Dordrecht Heidelberg (2012): 41–52. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Divisible Goods and Common Good: Reflections on Caritas in Veritate.” Pepperdine University 58 (2011): 31–46. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Evidence, Lost and Found: A Concluding Unscientific Postscript.” 9.3 (2011): 825–841. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “The Situation of Natural Law in Catholic Theology.” 9.3 (2011): 657–670. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Political Pluralism and Religious Liberty: The Teaching of Dignitatis Humanae.” Acta 17 (2011): 39–55, 677–80. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Process of Creative Destruction and Subsidiarity.” Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences Acta 16 (2011): 163–171. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Pascendi Dominici Gregis 100 Ans Apres.” Nova et Vetera Lxxxiv (2009): 45–69. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Natural Law and the Human City.” Ed. Ana Marta Gonzalez. Ashgate Publishing Ltd. (2008): 29–42. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “The Legal Renaissance of the 12th and 13th Centuries: Some Thomistic Notes.” Citta Del Vaticano (2008): n. pag. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Assortimento Di Teorie Minimaliste Della Natural Law.” Soveria Mannelli (2008): n. pag. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “The Coherence of the Four Basic Principles of Catholic Social Doctrine: An Interpretation.” Ed. Margaret S. Archer and Pierpaolo Donati. Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas Acta 14 (2008): 75–123. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Social Pluralism and Subsidiarity in Catholic Doctrine.” Ed. Jeanne Heffernan. Lexington Books (2008): 11–30. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Dignitatis Humanae.” Ed. Matthew Lamb. Oxford University Press (2008): 359–382. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Two Modernisms, Two Thomisms: Reflections on the Centenary of Pius X's Letter Against the Modernists.” 5.4 (2007): 843–879. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Fallimento Del Diritto Naturale? Stato Moderno, Antropologia Negativa E Dignita Umana.” Rubbettino Editore (2007): 121–136. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “John Rawls: The Basis of Social Justice and Intercultural Dialogue in a Globalized World.” Citta Del Vaticano (2007): 142–164. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Society, Subsidiarity, and Authority in Catholic Social Thought.” Ed. Patrick Brennan. Lexington Books (2007): 119–142. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Human Nature and States of Nature in John Paul II's Theological Anthropology.” Ed. Daniel Robinson. The Catholic University of American Press (2006): 9–33. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Evolution of Papal Social Doctrine.” Ministry of Culture (2005): n. pag. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “The Constitutionalization of Politics and the Decline of Liberal Tolerance.” Ed. Enrique Banus and Alejandro Llano. Ediciones Universidad De Navarra (2004): 357–76. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Desperately Seeking Culprits.” Ed. Joseph Bottum and David G. Dalin. Lexington Books (2004): n. pag. Print.

Simon, Yves. “Introduzione All'Editizione Americana.” Collegio Universitario Arces (2004): 13–31. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Thomas Aquyinas on Natural Law and the Competence to Judge.” Ed. John Goyette and John Latkovic. The Catholic University of American Press (2004): 261–284. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Od 'Wieznia Watykanu' Do Swiadka Nadziei.” Pacdziernik 10.540 (2003): 25–34. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Social Pluralism and Subsidiarity in Catholic Social Doctrine.” 7.1 (2002): n. pag. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Social Roles and Ruling Virtues in Catholic Social Doctrine.” 16 (2002): 385–408. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Munus Regale a Spoleczenstwo Obywaterlskie w Teologii Politycznej Jana Pawla II.” Ed. Ryszard Legutko. Osrodek Mysli Politycznej (2002): n. pag. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “The (Coming) Age of Thresholding, A Concluding Unscientirfic Postscript.” Ed. H. Tristram Engelhardt Jr. 8.3 (2002): 295–306. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “The Future of the Papacy: A Symposium.” 111 (2001): 28–30. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Legislators, The Family and Globalization.” Pontificium Consilium Pro Familia VI.1-2 (2001): 78–86. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Dignitatis Humanae, Religious Liberty, and Ecclesiastical Self-Government.” 5/6 (2001): 68, 1035–1058. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Reasons for a Civil Society.” Ed. Timothy Fuller and John P. Hittinger. Catholic University of America Press (2001): 11–23. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Marking Sense of the Civilization of Love: John Paul II's Contribution to Catholic Social Thought.” Crossroad-Herder and Herder (2000): 71–94. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Law and Liberty in Veritatis Splendor.” Ed. Michael Novak. Lexington Books (2000): 237–245. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “The Pope and the Liberal State.” Ed. Michael Novak. Lexington Books (2000): 185–198. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Kobieta Wyzwolna...” 4 (2000): 4–10. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Natural Law and the Limits of Constitutional Law.” Ed. Edward B. McClean. ISI Books (2000): 169–192. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Current Catholic Thought on the Death Penalty.” Ethics and Public Policy Center (1999): n. pag. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Veritatis Splendor and the Theology of Natural Law.” Ed. O.P. J. A. DiNoia and O.P. Romanus Cessario. Scepter Publishers (1999): 97–127. Print.

Budziszewski, J. “Government by the 'Thoughtful Part'.” Ed. Mitchell S. Muncy. Spence Publishing Co. (1999): 22–43. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Razones Para La Sociedad Civil.” Ed. Nicholas Grimaldi y Montserrat Herrero Rafael Alvira. Ediciones Universidad De Navarra, SA (1999): 27–42. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Natural Law and Human Virtue.” National Catholic Bioethics Center 1 (1999): 33–36. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Yves R. Simon on Natural Law and Reason.” Ed. Anthony O. Simon. Fordham University Press (1998): 101–127. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Natural Rights, Under-Specified Rights, and Bills of Rights.” Universite d'Ottawa 29.4 (1998): 449–464. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Natural Law and Catholic Moral Theology.” Ethics and Public Policy Center-Eerdmans (1997): 1–30. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “A Crisis of Legitimacy.” Spence Publishing Co. (1997): 18–29. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Religion and the Secular Retreat from Morality.” Ed. T. William Boxx and Gary M. Quinlivan. Rowan & Littlefield Publ (1996): 77–89. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Obcianska Spolocnost Katolika Socialna Dokrina.” Bratislava (1996): 12–13. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “On Distinguishing Between Constitutional Art and Morals.” 4.#3 (1996): 567–581. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “The Gospel of Life: A Symposium.” 56 (1995): 33–35. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Resolving Conflicting Normative Claims in Public Policy.” Ed. Gerard MaGill S.J. and S.J. Randy Rainey. Creighton University Press (1995): 72–90. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “When the Court Should Not Be Obeyed.” Ed. Charles Cozic and Jonathan Petrikin. Greenhaven Press (1995): 121–128. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Adlerian Desire and the Measure of Morality.” 7.1 (1995): 100–110. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Law and Liberty in Veritatis Splendor.” Ed. Russell E. Smith. Braintree (1995): 29–42. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “John Rawls, Political Liberalism: A Critical Study.” 47 (1994): n. pag. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Natural Law as 'Law'.” 39 (1994): 1–32. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Roberto Unger: On Liberalism and Superliberalism.” Ed. Christopher Wolfe and J.P. Hittinger. Roman & Littlefield (1994): n. pag. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Justice and Judging.” 1.3 (1993): n. pag. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Does Liberalism Need Natural Rights?” 18 (1993): 79–88. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Can Morality Be Legislated?” 1.3 (1993): n. pag. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Natural Law in the Positive Laws: A Legislative or Adjudicative Issue?” 55.1 (1993): 5–34. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “The Problem of the State in Centesimus Annus.” 15.4 (1992): 952–0996. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Natural Law and Virtue: Theories at Cross Purposes.” Ed. Robert P. George. Clarendon Press (1992): n. pag. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Theology and Natural Law Theory.” 17 (1990): n. pag. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Privacy and Liberal Legal Culture.” (1990): n. pag. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Charles Taylor, Sources of the Self: A Critical Study.” XLIV.1 (1990): n. pag. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Study of Gerard Bradley, Church-State Relationships in America.” 8.1 and 2 (1990): n. pag. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “The Hart-Devlin Debate Revisited.” 35 (1990): n. pag. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Natural Law Theory, Virtue Ethics, and Eudaimonia.” XXIX.4/116 (1989): n. pag. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Varieties of Minimalist Natural Law.” 34 (1989): n. pag. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Scholastic Ethics: An Uncertain Legacy.” XIX.113 (1989): n. pag. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Reason and Anti-Reason.” Ed. Robert Stone. (1989): 338–341. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Response to Professor Grisez's Critique.” LXII.4 (1988): n. pag. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “The Recovery of Natural Law and the 'Common Morality'.” (1987): n. pag. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “When It Is More Excellent to Know than to Love.” Ed. Daniel Dahlstrom. LVII (1983): n. pag. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “John Paul II's Contribution to Social Doctrine.” Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas (2017): n. pag. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “The Theme of 'Modern Times' in Magisterial Documents.” Ed. Jens Zimmermann. Oxford University Press (2017): n. pag. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Love, Sustainability and Solidarity: Philosophical and Theological Roots.” Ed. Martin Schlag. The Catholic University of American Press (2017): n. pag. Print.

Conference Proceedings


Hittinger III, Francis. “Aquinas and the Rule of Law.” The Ever-Illuminating Wisdom of St. Thomas Aquinas. Vol. 8. The Ignatius Press, 1999. 99–119. Print.

`. “Christopher Dawson on Technology and the Demise of Liberalism.” The Proceedings of the Wethersfield Institute. Vol. 7. Ignatius Press, 1995. 73–95. Print.

Others


Brock, Stephen. “Introduction - Prologo.” (2014): 11–13. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “The Papacy and the Jews.” 11.2 (2002): 215–227. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “The Family and Human Rights.” Liberia Editrice (1999): n. pag. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Linking the Human Life Issues.” Regnery-Gateway (1986): n. pag. Print.

Law Reviews


Hittinger III, Francis. “Resisting the Sovereign.” 3 (1998): 1, 150–156. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Private Uses of Lethal Force: The Case of Assisted Suicide.” 32 (1997): 1–28. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “Liberalism and the American Natural Law Tradition.” 25.3 (1990): n. pag. Print.

Hittinger III, Francis. “A Crisis of Legitimacy: A Response to Critics.” 44 (1988): 83–101. Print.

Translation or Transcription


Hittinger III, Francis. “The First Grace.” Collegio Universitario Arces (2017): n. pag. Print.


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PHIL 4003 Seminar in the History of Political Thought
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