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Erin Cline

Senior Research Fellow

Department of Theology


Erin M. Cline is professor of comparative ethics and theology at Georgetown University, where she is also a senior research fellow at the Berkley Center. Cline specializes in comparative philosophy and religion, with a special focus on classical Confucian and Daoist ethical, political, and religious thought. She is the author of three books: Confucius, Rawls, and the Sense of Justice (2013), Families of Virtue: Confucian and Western Views on Childhood Development (2015), and A World on Fire: Sharing the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises with Other Religions (2018), as well as articles in such journals as Philosophy East and West, the Journal of Chinese Philosophy, Modern China, and Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy. She previously held a joint appointment in philosophy and religious studies at the University of Oregon. Cline earned her B.S. from Belmont University and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Baylor University.