Christine Firer Hinze Ph.D.

Christine Firer Hinze, Ph.D. [pronounced Hín-zee], is professor of theology and director of The Francis and Ann Curran Center for American Catholic Studies at Fordham University in New York City.  Dr. Hinze’s Ph.D. is from the University of Chicago and her M.A. and B.A. are from Catholic University of America.  Her research interests include social ethics; Catholic social thought; liberationist and feminist ethics; foundational issues in Christian social ethics; power and social transformation; and economic ethics in relation to work, family, and gender.

Dr. Hinze’s extensive bibliography includes:

  • More than a Monologue: Sexual Diversity and the Catholic Church, co-edited with J. Patrick Hornbeck II (New York: Fordham UP, 2013).  Based on a series of conferences held in autumn 2011 at Fairfield University, Fordham University, Union Theological Seminary, and Yale Divinity School.
  • “Women, Families, and the Legacy of Laborem Exercens: An Unfinished Agenda.”  Journal of Catholic Social Thought 6:1 (2009), 63-92.
  • “A Distinctively Catholic Patriotism?” in God and Country? Diverse Perspectives on Christianity and Patriotism, Michael G. Long and Tracy Wenger Sadd, eds. (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007), 129-146.
  • “U.S. Catholic  Social Thought, Gender, and Economic Livelihood.”  Theological Studies 66:3 (2005), 568-91.
  • “What Is ‘Enough’? Catholic Social Teaching, Consumption, and an Ethic of Sufficiency” in Having: Property and Possession in Religious and Social Life, William Schweiker and Charles Mathewes, eds. (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2004), 162-188.
  • “Whose Marriage?  Whose Health?  A Christian Feminist Ethical Response,” co-authored with Mary Stewart van Leeuwen, in Marriage, Health, and the Professions, Don Browning and John Wall, eds. (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2002), 145-166.