Chris Durante, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Theology

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About Dr. Durante

Chris Durante, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Theology at Saint Peter’s University in NJ as well as a Fellow of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics & Human Rights, where he serves on the Organizing Committee of the Bioethics, Multiculturalism & Religion workshops. His primary research and teaching interests are in Religion, Ethics & Society broadly construed to include: Bioethics, Comparative Religious Ethics, Ecological Ethics, Religion & Politics, and Moral Theology. His publications have appeared in a number of academic journals such as: the American Journal of Bioethics; the Journal of Medical Ethics; Medicine, Healthcare and Philosophy; the Journal of Global Ethics; the Journal of Religious Ethics; and the Journal of Church & State.

“I view teaching as an art and a dynamic practice. The virtues of a good professor must include empathy, openness, modesty, patience, and an ability to foster both the student’s interest in the subject matter and success in one’s classroom and beyond.”

Research Interests

  • Ethics
  • Bioethics
  • Comparative Religious Ethics
  • Ecological Ethics
  • Moral Theology
  • Science-Engaged Theology

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Career & Accomplishments


  • McGill University, Ph.D.

  • Georgia State University, M.A.

  • King’s College London, M.Sc.

  • Fordham University, B.A.


  • Fellow, UNESCO Chair in Bioethics & Human Rights

  • Fellow (2021), School of Divinity, St. Andrews University