Therese Lysaught

Therese Lysaught is an Associate Professor in the Department of Theology at Marquette University, where she teaches theological ethics. Her writing focuses (variously) on liturgy, medicine, anointing of the sick, biotechnology and Haiti. Her first book, Gathered for the Journey: Moral Theology in Catholic Perspective(Eerdmans, 2007) was co-edited with David McCarthy. She is currently co-editing the 3rd edition of On Moral Medicine: Theological Perspectives in Medical Ethics, with Mennonite theologian Joseph Kotva. Her ongoing work in theology and medicine moves in two directions. Specifically, her work on the practice of anointing of the sick seeks to rethinking medicine and bioethics from the perspective of theological economics. More generally, her overall project moves toward envisioning what bioethics and medicine might look like as practices rooted in a vision of reconciliation and peacemaking rather than in an ontology of violence. Since 2005, she has had the privilege of serving as the Chair of the Board of The Ekklesia Project.