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Jennifer A. Herdt
Professor Herdt joined YDS in 2010 after eleven years on the faculty of theology at the University of Notre Dame. She is the author of Religion and Faction in Hume’s Moral Philosophy and Putting on Virtue: The Legacy of the Splendid Vices. Her primary interests are in early-modern and modern moral thought, classical and contemporary virtue ethics, and contemporary Protestant social ethics and political theology. Her articles have appeared in a variety of journals, including the Journal of Religious Ethics, theJournal of Religion, Modern Theology, Soundings, Studies in Christian Ethics, and the American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly. They deal with subjects ranging from humility and the code of the streets to indiscriminate divine love, Milbank’s critique of political economy, and connections between divine compassion and the mystification of power. Her current project on ethical formation, Bildung, and the Bildungsroman, is supported by a research fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. She has been the recipient of a Carey Senior Fellowship at the Erasmus Institute (2004-2005), a postdoctoral fellowship from the Center for Philosophy of Religion (1998-99), a Mellon Graduate Prize Fellowship from the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University (1992), and a Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities (1989). She has served on the board of directors of the Society of Christian Ethics and is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Religious Ethics.
- Putting On Virtue: The Legacy of the Splendid Vices (Chicago, 2008)
- Religion and Faction in Hume’s Moral Philosophy (Cambridge, 1997)