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John Kiess

Associate Professor


  • “Peace,” in Joseph S. Pagano and Amy E. Richter, eds. Saving Words (Eugene, OR: Cascade Press, 2021)

  • “The Sacrament of Anointing during Northern Ireland’s Troubles,” in The Surprise of Reconciliation in the Catholic Tradition, ed. J.J. Carney and Laurie Johnston (Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2018), 179-200

  • Hannah Arendt and Theology (London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2016).
  • "Descending into the Ordinary: Lived Theology, War, and the Moral Agency of Civilians," in Lived Theology: New Perspectives on Method, Style, and Pedagogy, ed. Charles Marsh, Peter Slade, and Sarah Azaransky (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016), 134-152.
  • "Restorative Justice and the International Criminal Court," The Journal of Moral Theology 5:2 (2016): 116-142.
  • "Civilian Vulnerability in Contemporary War: Lessons from the War in the Democratic Republic of the Congo" in Can War Be Just in the 21st Century? Ethicists Engage the Tradition, eds. Tobias Winright and Laurie Johnston (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2015), 156-168.
  • "Common Ruins of Love: Augustine and the Politics of Mourning," in Augustine and Social Justice, eds. Teresa Delgado, John Doody, and Kim Paffenroth (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2015), 207-226.
  • "Social Imagination and the Mission of the Church:  A Review Essay of Emmanuel Katongole's Sacrifice of Africa," Modern Theology 30:2 (April 2014), 414-420.
  • "The End of Impunity? The International Criminal Court Issues a Verdict," The Christian Century 129, No. 13 (June 27, 2012), 10-12


Office of Peace and Justice

Dr. Kiess serves as Director of Loyola's Office of Peace and Justice. For more information on programming, grant opportunities, and the Minor in Peace and Justice Studies, visit the Office's website.