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Eric Gregory


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Eric Gregory is Assistant Professor of Religion at Princeton University, where he joined the faculty in 2001. His teaching and research interests include religious and philosophical ethics, theology, political theory, bioethics, and the role of religion in public life.  In 2007 he was awarded Princeton's President's Award for Distinguished Teaching.  After graduating from Harvard, Gregory studied theology at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and received his doctorate in religious studies from Yale University.  He is author of the book Politics and the Order of Love: An Augustinian Ethic of Democratic Citizenship (Chicago, 2008), as well as articles on religion and social ethics including “Before the Original Position: The Neo-Orthodox Theology of the Young John Rawls” (Journal of Religious Ethics, 2007).

He has received fellowships from the Erasmus Institute, University of Notre Dame, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.  His current project examines secular and religious perspectives on global justice in light of the reception history of the parable of the Good Samaritan.  He was on leave for the academic year 2007-2008, during which time he is a Faculty Fellow at the Harvard Center for Ethics.