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Erin Cline

Faculty Fellow

Department of Theology


Erin M. Cline is associate professor of theology at Georgetown University, where she is also a faculty 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 Families of Virtue: Confucian and Western Views on Childhood Development (forthcoming 2015), which explores how early Confucian views can help us to develop and promote practices and policies that will benefit children and families in contemporary society. Her previous works include Confucius, Rawls, and the Sense of Justice (2013) and 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.