What is Ethics - Rev. Dr. McCarty
Applied Ethics on Human Sexuality - Rev. Dr. McCarty
Rich McCarty is a tenure-track assistant professor of Religious Studies at Mercyhurst College in Erie, PA. Holding a Master of Divinity from Western Theological Seminary (Holland, MI) and a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from The University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA), McCarty is a specialist in religion, ethics, and sexuality.
Since 2003, McCarty
has traveled throughout the United States offering lectures, workshops, and seminars on sexual ethics.
current book project, McCarty
is exploring how virtue ethics offers insights into sexual morality within a Christian framework.
In the last year, McCarty
has presented his
research and ethical perspectives at The American Academy of Religion
, Syracuse University
, Wells College
, The Annual Iowa Conference Meeting
(UCC), as well as retreats and sessions in Chicago, IL and New York City.
has recently been invited to participate in a selective research symposium at Emory University
(Atlanta, GA) with twelve other scholars throughout the nation on issues of religion and sexuality.
In addition to his research, academic duties, and public lecturing, McCarty
is ordained as a minister of word and sacrament in the United Church of Christ
and volunteers as the pastoral assistant at Community United Church
in Erie, PA, serving under Rev. Ric Moyer.
Workshop leader: Rev. Dr. Rich McCarty
Workshop leader, Rich McCarty, will suggest how we might think about sexual morality in ways that encourage understanding in spite of our disagreements.