Mark D. Jordan

Mark D. Jordan

Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Christian Thought
Mark D. Jordan

Mark D. Jordan is a pioneer in sexual ethics and a wide-ranging scholar of the history of Christianity, theology, and gender studies. Jordan has a strong background in medieval theology and textual studies. For over the last two decades, he has focused on the field of sexual ethics, producing books that are widely regarded to have opened important new avenues of discourse, especially in regard to homosexuality and to ethical reflections on marriage. His most recent book, Recruiting Young Love: How Christians Talk about Homosexuality (Chicago 2011), received a 2012 nonfiction book award from the Publishing Triangle. He recently completed Convulsing Bodies: Religion and Resistance in Foucault, forthcoming from Stanford University Press. His next book project is titled "Teaching Bodies: Traditions of Moral Formation in Thomas Aquinas." In addition to his books, Jordan has published nearly 100 articles and essays in both online and print publications. Jordan is the recipient of a number of grants and fellowships, including the John S. Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, a Fulbright-Hays grant (Spain), and a Henry Luce III Fellowship in Theology.

Professor Jordan is currently teaching.

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