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Dr. Lloyd Steffen: Publications

1.  BOOKS

The Ethics of Death:  Religious and Philosophical Perspectives in Dialogue, co-author Dennis Cooley, Minneapolis:  Fortress Press, 2014.     

Ethics and Experience:  Ethical Theory from Just War to Abortion.  Lanham, MD:  Rowman and Littlefield, 2012.

New Perspectives on the End of Life: Essays on Care and the Intimacy of Dying, Lloyd Steffen and Nate Hinerman, eds. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2013.

Holy War, Just War:  Exploring the Moral Meaning of Religious Violence. Lanham, MD:  Rowman and Littlefield, 2007.  (Republication of The Demonic Turn, with new material.)

The Demonic Turn: The Power of Religion to Inspire or Restrain Violence.  Cleveland, OH: Pilgrim Press, 2003.

Executing Justice:  The Moral Meaning of the Death Penalty.  Cleveland:  Pilgrim Press, 1998.

             --Reprint Edition:  (Eugene, OR:  Wipf & Stock, 2006). 

Abortion: A  Reader.  Pilgrim Library of Ethics, Vol. 1.  Cleveland:  Pilgrim Press, 1996.

            --Reprint Edition:  (Eugene, OR:  Wipf & Stock, 2010). 

Life/Choice:  The Theory of Just Abortion.  Cleveland:  Pilgrim Press, 1994. 

            -- Reprint edition:  Eugene, OR:  Wipf & Stock, Publishers, 1999.

Self‑Deception and the Common Life.  American University Studies Series.  Series 7 (Theology and Religion),  Vol. 11.   New York, Berne, Frankfurt/M.: Peter Lang Publishing, 1986.

 

E-BOOKS

Death, Dying, Culture:  An Interdisciplinary Interrogation.  Edited and introduction by Lloyd Steffen and Nate Hinerman.  Oxford: Interdisciplinary Press, 2013.

Re-Imaging Death and Dying:  Global Interdisciplinary Perspectives.  Edited and introduction by Dennis R. Cooley and Lloyd Steffen.  Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2009.

 

2.  ARTICLES AND REVIEW ARTICLES  (for last decade, over 80 total)

“Religion and Violence in Christian Traditions,”  Chapter 5 in Violence and the World’s Religious Traditions, eds. Mark Juergensmeyer, Margo Kitts, Michael Jerryson (New York, Oxford:  Oxford University Press, 2017):  109-139.
   
“Christian Perspectives on Assisted Dying:  An Issue for Religious Ethics,” chapter 6 in Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide:  Global Views on Choosing to End Life, editor Michael Cholbi (Santa Barbara, CA:  Praeger, 2017): 121-44. 
   
“The War on Drugs as Harm to Persons:  Cultural Violence as Symbol and Justification,” (IN PRESS for Brill volume on Cultural Violence and Peace, editor Fuat Gursolzlu)

“Overvaluation: An Obstacle to Dialogue,” paper for International Society for Universal Dialogue, accepted for publication, forthcoming 2017

"Core Values in Bioethics: A Natural Law Perspective" ("Valeurs fondamentales en bioethique: sopus l'angle de la loi naturelle").  Ethics, Medicine and Public Health 2 (April-June 2016): 170-80, DOI INformation:  10.1016.j.jemep.2016.03.009.9

“The Ethics of POLST,” in Care, Loss and the End of Life, eds. Nate Hinerman and Mary Ruth Sanders (Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2016):  93-106.

"Rational Religous Suicide," in Blunt Traumas: Negotiating Suffering and Death, Nate Hinerman and Holly Lynn Baumgartner, eds. (Oxford: INter-Disciplinary Press, 2016): 133-42.

“On Futility and a Supposed Right to Kill from Benevolent Motives: Compassion and Justice at the End of Life,” in Madeline Gorman and Carol McAllum, eds., Mapping the Perimeter of Death and Dying (Oxford: Inter-disciplinary Press, 2015):  119-26.

“On War and the Environment:  A Proposed Revision in the Ethics of Restraint,” in Andrew Fiala, ed., The Nature of Peace and the Peace of Nature (Leiden:  Brill, 2015): 41-51.

“A Theory of Just Execution,” in Barbara MacKinnon and Andrew Fiala, eds., Ethics:  Theory and Contemporary Issues, 8th edition, (Stamford, CT:  Cengage Learning, 2014), 390-97.

“Religion and Violence in Christianity,” Chapter 5, Oxford Handbook on Religion and Violence, ed. Mark Juergensmeyer, Michael Jerryson, and Margo Kitts. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013):  169-206. 

“Moral Death,” in New Perspectives on the End of Life: Essays on Care and the Intimacy of Dying, Lloyd Steffen and Nate Hinerman, eds. (Oxford: InterDisciplinary Press, 2013), 131-143.

“On Kevorkian, Vivisection and Beneficent Execution,” in Death, Dying, Culture:  An Interdisciplinary Interrogation.  Edited and introduction by Lloyd Steffen and Nate Hinerman.  Oxford: Interdisciplinary Press, 2013:  107-16.

“Choosing Death for Another:  Baby K and the Problem of Medical Futility,” Katarzyna Malecka & Rossanna Gibbs, (Eds.), Making Sense of Dying and Death. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press (forthcoming).

“The Divine Foetus:  Abortion and Absolute Innocence,” in Pondering Death: Interdisciplinary Reflections and Perspectives, ed. Asa Kasher  (Amsterdam:  Rodopi, 2012):  in press, forthcoming.

“The Ethics of Physician Assisted Suicide,” in Pondering Death: Interdisciplinary Reflections and Perspectives, ed. Asa Kasher  (Amsterdam:  Rodopi, 2012):  in press, forthcoming.

“Stop the Killing: The Protections of ‘Just War’ on Non-Combatants,” in Unequal before Death, ed. Christina Staudt and Marcelline Block (Newcastle upon Tyne:  Cambridge Scholars Press, 2012):  204-12.

“The Ethical Complexity of Abraham Lincoln:  Is There Something for Religious Ethicists to Learn?”, Journal of  the Society of Christian Ethics, Vol. 31, no. 2 (2011): 74-99.

“Human Rights:  Virtue’s Last Resort?”, Global Virtue Ethics Review Vol. 6, no. 3 (2011): 83-116.

“Commentary” for Wiley-Blackwell Exchange on-line Conference, ‘The Changing Face of War,’ 14‐20 November 2011,  <http://wileyblackwellexchanges.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/fiala_comment... steffen.pdf>

“Moral Death:  Preliminary Considerations,” in Exploring Issues of Care, Dying and the End of Life, eds. Sue Steele & Glenys Caswell, Probing the Boundaries Series, Vol. 152  (Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2011):  3-10. 

“Warfare Deaths:  Ethical and Religious Understanding in the American Context,” Religion, Death and Dying  [Three Volumes], Volume 2:  Special Issues, ed. Lucy Bregman, (Santa Barbara, CA, Oxford, UK: Praeger, 2009): 183-208.

“The Ethics of Patient Non-Treatment,” Re-Imaging Death and Dying: Global Interdisciplinary Perspectives, eds., Dennis R. Cooley and Lloyd Steffen (Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2009): 211-224.

 “Nonviolence as Ethical Spirituality:  The Case of the Dalai Lama,” Prajñā Vihāra:  Journal of Philosophy and Religion, Vol. 10, no. 1 & 2 (January-December, 2009):  112-135. 

“Gandhi’s Nonviolent Resistance: A Justified Use of Force?” Journal of Philosophy and the Contemporary World 15: 1 (June 2008):  68-80. 

“Demonic Religion and Violence,” in ed. Arvind Sharma, The World’s Religions after September 11, Vol. I: Religion, War and Peace [Four Volumes], New York:  Praeger, 2008:  19-29.

“Physician Assisted Suicide:  A New Approach,” in T. Chandler Haliburton and Caroline Edwards, eds., Mortality, Dying and Death (Oxford:  Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2008):  183-205. 

“The Presumption of Peace: Where Just War and Non-Violent Resistance Meet (and Diverge),” Jason Daverth, ed., Conflict and Conciliation:  Faith and Politics in an Age of Global Dissonance (Dublin, Ireland: Columba Press, 2007):  20-38.

“What Religion Contributes to an Environmental Ethic,” Environmental Ethics, Vol. 29 (Summer 2007):  193-108. 

“The Death of Innocents:  Noncombatant Immunity v. The Divine Fetus,” in Layers of Dying and Death, ed. Kate Woodthorpe  (Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2007):  97-106. 

“The Courage of Faith,” Lehigh Alumni Bulletin Vol. 92, no. 2 (Winter 2006):   22-23.

 “Vital Question:  ‘Should Saddam Hussein be Executed?’—Refuse to Kill,” Vital Theology, Vol. 3, no. 7 (December 06):  8.

 

Book Reviews (recent): 

Review:  Jonathan Jong and Jamin Halberstadt, Death, Anxiety, and Religious Belief: An Existential Psychology of Religion, Bloomsbury Academic, 2016. (Scientific Studies of Religion: Inquiry and Explanation); CHOICE, Vol. 54, no. 7 (March 2017).

Review:  Bradley L. Herling, A Beginners’s Guide to the Study of Religion, Second Edition, CHOICE, June 2016, vol. 53 no. 10: 4338, DOI:  10.5860/CHOICE.196455.

Review:  Religion and Politics:  European and Global Perspectives (Annual of European and Global Studies). Edited by Johann P. Arnason and Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski.  Political Theology, Vol. 17, no.6 (2016), 595-97, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1462317X.2016.1226038.

Review:  Stephen Strehle, The Dark Side of Church/State Separation:  The French Revolution, Nazi Germany and International Communism.  Political Theology,  17 (2), 2016; electronic: 1, 3 (April 2016),  DOI:     10.1080/1462317X.2016.1161315. 
    online publication: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1462317X.2016.1161315; http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1462317X.2016.1161315

Review:  Hather H. Vacek, Madness:  American Protestant Responses to Mental Illness, CHOICE, Vol 53, no. 5 (January 2016): 2183.  

Review:  Amy Levad, Redeeming a Prison Society: A Liturgical and Sacramental Response to Mass Incarceration , forthcoming, Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics.

Review:  Charles C. Carmosy, Beyond the Abortion Wars: A Way Forward for a New Generation, Choice, Vol. 53, no.1:  (September 2015):

Review: Darrell Cole, Just War and the Ethics of Espionage, Choice, Vol. 52, 9 (May 2015):  1512.

Review:  Eric A. Seibert, The Violence of Scripture:  Overcoming the Old Testament’s Troubling Legacy, Political Theology, Vol. 15, no. 5 (September 2014):  474-76.           

Review:  Fritz Allhoff, Nicholas G. Evans, and Adam Henschke, eds., Routledge Handbook of Ethics and War:  Just War Theory in the Twenty-First Century (New York:  Routledge, 2013), CHOICE,  Vol. 51, no. 6  (February, 2014): 3176. doi:105860/Choice.51-3176.

Review:  David K. Chan, Beyond Just War: A Virtue Ethics Approach,” CHOICE Vol. 50, no. 11(July 2013), 2026-27.

Review: Thomas Banchoff and Robert Wuthnow, Religion and the Global Politics of Human Rights.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.  Political Theology:  An International Journal, Vol. 13, no. 6 (December 2012):  665-67.  (DOI: 10.1558/poth.v13i6.795; actual publication date February 21, 2013)

Review:  Sohail H. Hashmi, Just Wars, Holy Wars, and Jihads:  Christian, Jewish and Muslim Encounters and Exchanges, CHOICE Vol. 50, no 5 (January,  2013):  893-94.

Review:  Stephen D. Schwartz with Kiki Latimer, Understanding Abortion:  From Mixed Feelings to Rational Thought, CHOICE 49, no. 12 (August, 2012):  2295-2296.

Review:  Nathan Eckstrand and Christopher Yates, Philosophy and the Return of Violence:  Studies from this Widening Gyre, CHOICE, Vol. l49, no. 1 (September 2011): 126.

Review:  Andrew L. Gluck, ed., Religion, Fundamentalism and Violence:  An Interdisciplinary Dialogue, CHOICE, Vol 48, no. 7 (March 2011): p. 1307.

Review:  Nancy Loucks, Sally Smith Holt, and Joanna R. Adler, Why We Kill:  Understanding Violence Across Cultures and Disciplines, CHOICE Vol. 47, no. 11(July 2010):  2152.   

Review:  Miguel A. De La Torres, Liberating Jonah:  Forming an Ethic of Reconciliation, Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics, vol. 30, no. 1(Spring/Summer 2010):  219-21.

Review:  John J. DaPoint, Hope in an Age of Terror, CHOICE, Vol. 47, no. 8(April 2010 ): 1492.

Review:  Thomas Brudholm and Thomas Cushman, eds., The Religious in Responses to Mass Atrocity:  Interdisciplinary Perspectives, CHOICE, Vol. 46, no. 12 (August, 2009): 2320.

Review: Roger S. Gottlieb, The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Ecology,” Environmental Ethics, Vol. 30 (Winter, 2008):  439-42.

Review: Charlene P. E. Burns, More Moral than God:  Taking Responsibility for Religious Violence, CHOICE, Vol. 46, no. 10 (June 2009):  1949.

Review: Ronald Cole-Turner, Design and Destiny:  Jewish and Christian Perspectives on Human Germline Modification,” (Cambridge:  MIT Press, 2008); CHOICE, Vol. 45, no. 12 (August, 2008): p. 2190

Review: Bruce B. Lawrence and Aisha Karim, eds., On Violence: A Reader (Durham:  Duke University Press, 2007), CHOICE (Vol. 45, no. 10, June 2008): P. 1781.

Review: David L. Clough & Brian Stiltner, Faith and Force:  A Christian Debate About War (Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2007), CHOICE (Vol. 45, no. 06, February 2008): p. 994.

Review: Judith W. Kay:  Murdering Myths:  The Story Behind the Death Penalty, Religious Studies Review, Vol. 33, no. 3 (July 2007):  227.

 

SELECTED PUBLIC WRITINGS, since 2008  (not directed solely to professional or academic audiences) Some recent writings below also published at:  http://www.lehigh.edu/~incha/sermfest2.htm. 160 such pieces published)   

 “A Suggestion for Donald Trump:  A President to Emulate,” The Huffington Post, Saturday, November 26, 2016.
 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/a-suggestion-for-donald-trump-a-pres...

“Anxiety and Its Spiritual Possibilities,” Faith and Values Colum, The Morning Call, Sunday, November 13, 2016, GO 13.

“Faith and Values:  Anxiety and Its Spiritual Possibilities,” The Morning Call, Sunday, November 13, 2016:  http://www.mcall.com/features/religion/mc-faith-steffan-1113-20161112-st...

“Anxiety and Its Possibilities,” The Huffington Post, November 12, 2016,
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/58274a41e4b057e23e314429?timestamp=1...

“On Gifts and the Instances of Grace,” Faith and Values Column, The Morning Call, July 16, 2016, LIFE 7.
    “Faith and Values:  On Gifts and the Unexpected,” The Morning Call, July 15, 2016, http://www.mcall.com/features/religion/mc-faith-steffen-0716-20160715-st...

“A Plea for Political Eloquence: A Reminder from Religion,” Huffington Post, Monday, March 21, 2016
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lloyd-steffen/a-plea-for-political-eloq_b_....

“Words Can Tear Down and Destroy,” Faith and Values Column, The Morning Call, March 18, 2016, NEWS .
    http://www.mcall.com/features/religion/mc-faith-steffen-words-politics-n...

“Lehigh Valley Religious Leaders Offer Support for Muslims,” The Morning Call, January 28, 2016, NEWS 15.
    http://www.mcall.com/opinion/yourview/mc-muslim-statement-lehigh-valley-...
    20160128-story.html.  (author and signer of the statement)

“Religious Leaders in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley Offer Support for Muslims,” Huffington Post, February 1,
    2016, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lloyd-steffen/religious-leaders-in-lehigh-...
    muslims_b_9041942.html.

“Religion and Climate Change,” Huffington Post, January 13, 2016,
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lloyd-steffen/religion-and-climate-change_...

“The Environment as a Concern of Faith,” Faith and Values Column, The Morning Call, Saturday, November 23,
    2015:  Life 7.
                http://www.mcall.com/features/religion/mc-faith-religion-environment-war...

“Maintaining Values as Religion Changes, “Faith and Values Column, The Morning Call, Saturday, July 25, 2015: Life 6.

“Dialogue and Living Well Religiously,” Faith and Values Column, The Morning Call, Saturday, March 28, 2015: Life 8.

            Republished as “Faith and Values:  The Importance of Talking about Religious Differences,”  http://www.mcall.com/features/family/mc-faith-steffen-inter-religious-dialogues-20150327-story.html

“Thankful for Gifts and Conversations Partners,”   Morning Call, Faith and Values Column:  December 6, 2014: Life 7.

            http://www.mcall.com/features/religion/mc-faith-steffen-gifts-holiday-20141205-story.html

            http://snewsi.com/id/1449055246

            http://spiritualquickies.com/http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=spiritual+insights&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.&biw=1436&bih=770&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss

Interview: “Two Perspectives on Life-and-Death Decisions,” at http://www1.lehigh.edu/news/two-perspectives-life-and-death-decisions (November 6, 2014); http://article.wn.com/view/2014/11/06/Two_perspectives_on_lifeanddeath_decisions_Lehigh_University/http://disabled585.rssing.com/chan-37351080/latest.php

“Reflections on Spirituality and True Humility,” Morning Call, Faith and Values Column:  August 15, 2014: Life 6.

           http://www.mcall.com/features/religion/mc-faith-steffen-humility-spirtualiyt-20140815,0,657705.story

“Spiritual and Religious?  The Easter Possibility,”   Morning Call, Faith and Values Column:  April 18, 2014: Life 8.

           http://articles.mcall.com/2014-04-18/features/mc-faith-steffan-spiritual-religious-easter-20140418_1_pope-francis-easter-woman-priest

            http://www.dailypress.com/topic/politics/government/presidents-of-the-united-states/jimmy-carter-PEHST000385.topic

#LEHIGHMLK:  “Lloyd Steffen on the War on Drugs,”  web published at:  http://www4.lehigh.edu/news/

            newsarticle.aspx?Channel=%2fChannels%2fNews+2013&WorkflowItemID=b033b7cc-7317-4d8b-ac35-

            316c33164e28.  January 15, 2014.

               --also: http://news.silobreaker.com/lehighmlk-lloyd-steffen-on-the-war-on-drugs-_2267665964042551350

            http://www.patriotleagueacademicnetwork.org/news?page=24

            http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-355653864.html

“Auden and the After-Christmas Promise,” Morning Call, Faith and Values Column, December 28, 2013:  Life 7.

“Connecting Faith, Truth and Happiness,” Morning Call, Faith and Values Column, September 14, 2013: 

        Web published at http://www.mcall.com/features/religion/mc-faith-steffen-faith-happiness-..., 5832564.story

        http://www.movieballa.com/2013/09/faith-and-truth-connecting-values-happiness-faith-and           

“What Turning Points Mean in Life and Faith,” Morning Call, Faith and Values Column, June 1, 2013:  Life 7.     

       Web published May 31 at http://articles.mcall.com/2013-05-31/features/mc-faith-steffen-0601-20130531_1_faith-and-values-god-moment

“On Teachers, Questions and a Critical Spirituality,” Morning Call, Faith and Values Column, February 16, 2013: Life 7. 

Web published at:  http://www.mcall.com/features/ religion/mc-faith-steffen- question-religion- 20130215,0,2084538.story.

“A Key to Happiness:  You Can’t Be Too Kind,” “Faith and Values” column, The Morning Call, Saturday, November 4, 2012: LIFE 7.

         Web published at: http://www.mcall.com/features/religion/mc-faith-steffan-1110-0121109,0,5122063.story

“Better Leadership is Shaped by Spirituality,” “Faith and Values” column, The Morning Call, Saturday, August 4, 28, 2012: LIFE 7. 

            Web published at: “On Leadership and Spirituality,” http://articles.mcall.com/2012-08-03/entertainment/mc-faith-0804-20120803_1_leadership-charismatic -leaders-spiritual-concerns

“Religious Experience and Ordinary Believers,” “Faith and Values” column, The Morning Call, Saturday, April 28, 2012: LIFE 7. 

            Web published at: http://www.mcall.com/features/religion/mc-features-faithsteffan-20120428,0,2927455.story

               reprinted as “Religion for the Rest of Us,” at http://www.realclearreligion.org/2012/04/28/religion_for_the_rest_of_us_247537.html

               http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/religion/mc-features-faithsteffan-20120428,0,7866802.story

“What is it that Makes Religion Good?”, “Faith and Values” column, The Morning Call, Saturday, January 21, 2012: LIFE 7. 

            Web published at: http://www.mcall.com/features/religion/mc-features-faithsteffen-20120121,0,4762457.story

“Global Values, Global Religion and Dialogue,” “Faith and Values” column, The Morning Call, Saturday,October 22, 2011:  LIFE 7.

Web published at: http://www.mcall.com/features/religion/mc-features-faithsteffan-20111022,0,1682261.story

“Fly Speck Thinking and Faith,” “Faith and Values” column, The Morning Call, Friday, July 22, 2011:  LIFE 8.

       Web published at:   http://www.mcall.com/features/religion/mc-features-faithsteffan-20110722,0,2796379.story.

“Welcoming Surprise in the Spiritual Life,”  “Faith and Values” column,  Morning Call, Saturday, April 23, 2011: p. GO 4.   Web published at: http://www.mcall.com/features/religion/mc-features-faithsteffen-

            20110423,0,5155677.story

“On the Record:  Steffen on Roe v. Wade,” interview/op-ed, published on main Lehigh University web page, January 24, 2011 at:

http://www4.lehigh.edu/news/newsarticle.aspx?Channel=%2fChannels%2fNews%3a+2010&WorkflowItemID=94abda8c-6d96-498f-ad65-421ab370e216

“Obesity as a Spiritual Disorder,” “Faith and Values” Column, The Morning Call, Saturday, January 22, 2011:  p. GO 4.  Web published at: 

          http://www.mcall.com/features/religion/mc-features-faithsteffan-20110122,0,1616725.story

“On Tea Parties, Covenants and Public Happiness,” “Faith and Values” Column, The Morning Call, Saturday, November 12,  2010:  p.  D. 4.  Web published at:              

            http://www.mcall.com/features/religion/mc-features-faithsteffan-20101112,0,1420116.story

            http://www.silobreaker.com/steffen-5_2263861558247424012

            http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/religion/mc-features-faithsteffan-20101112,0,6742330.story

            http://www.fox8.com/topic/mc-features-faithsteffan-20101112,0,4463323.story

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/features/religion/mc-features-faithsteffan-20101112,0,3999019.story

others

“The Oil Spill: A Spiritual Response,” The Morning Call, “Faith and Values” Column, Saturday, June 26, 2010:  p.  D. 4.  Web  published at

             http://www.mcall.com/entertainment/mc-features-faithsteffen-  20100625,0,4518702.story.

Reprinted:  http://www.chicagotribune.com/topic/economy-business-finance/energy-resource-industries/petroleum-industry/bp-plc-ORCRP002197.topic

             http://www.gulfoilspillrecovery.org/news

             http://www.spiritualitymagazines.co.uk/?s=lloyd+steffen&x=0&y=0&=Go

“Purity, Religion—and the Film Avatar,” The Morning Call, “Faith and Values” Column, Saturday, March 13, 2010:  p.  GO 4.

               Web published at http://www.mcall.com/features/religion/all-faith-steffen.7204088mar13,0,7347063.story

               Reprinted many places, including India Times http://oneclick.indiatimes.com/article/01PwaykdMK1r0

“Lincoln’s Faith:  A Model for Today?” The Morning Call, “Faith and Values” Column, Saturday, November 20, 2009:  p.  GO 9. 

           web published at:  http://articles.mcall.com/2009-11-21/features/4480025_1_abrahalincoln-s-birth-anniversary-of-abraham-lincoln-slavery

“Why Spiritual Life is Not a Competition,” The Morning Call, “Faith and Values” Column, Saturday, August 8, 2009:  p.  GO 7.

             web published at:  http://www.mcall.com/features/religion/all-faithsteffen.6977951aug08,0,6393957.story

              http://www.allbusiness.com/company-activities-management/company-structuresownership/12631814-1.html

“Reflecting on Justice and Forgiveness,” The Morning Call, “Faith and Values Column,” Saturday, April 11, 2009: p. D7, D9.

            web published at: http://articles.mcall.com/2009-04-11/features/4350927_1_forgiveness-resurrection-jesus

“Tough Questions at Christmas,” The Morning Call, “Faith and Values Column,” Saturday, December 20, 2008:  p. D6, D7.

            web published at: http://www.mcall.com/features/religion/all-faithsteffen.6709960dec20,0,5349952.story

“Living the Questions," "Faith and Values" Column, The Morning Call, Saturday, September 13, 2008:  D7.

“Dalai Lama tells us to ‘Reprioritize, Revalue,” The Morning Call, Wednesday, July 9, 2008: A 13.  (web published several places internationally, (e.g. http://www.tibet.ca/en/newsroom/wtn/3097,      

                http://temp.phayul.com/news/article.aspx?id=21906&t=1&c=4)

              http://www.truthbook.com/news/labels/love.cfm

“The Prophetic Voice and the Problem of Cultural Difference,” The Morning Call, Saturday, May 10, 2008: D7, D9.

 “The Spiritual Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.,” The Morning Call, “Faith and Values Column,” Saturday,  January  19, 2008: D7, D9.

        Reprinted various places on web, e.g.,:  http://blackpoliticsontheweb.com/?p=459.

“Racism is Really an Act of Violence,” Brown and White, Friday, November 14, 2008:  11.

“Time Out to Reexamine Executions,” Express-Times, Thursday, October 18, 2007:   A6. 

                   <www.pennlive.com/letters/expresstimes/index.ssf?/base/news-2/11926805431...

“Mother Teresa’s Saintly Struggles,” The Morning Call, Saturday, September 15, 2007:  D7, D9.

“Rethinking Suffering,” The Morning Call, Saturday, May 19, 2007:  D9, 11.

“What Makes A Prophet?”  Faith and Values Column ( “People with good will. . . .”), The Morning Call, Saturday, February 17, 2007:  D9, D11.