Ethics Scholar Joins Nashotah House

Elisabeth Rain Kincaid will become Nashotah House Theological Seminary’s assistant professor of ethics and moral theology in July.

“The field of moral theology has always been central to the distinctive character of Nashotah House formation,” said Garwood Anderson, president and provost. “We could not be more pleased to add to our faculty a scholar of Elisabeth Kincaid’s erudition, real-world experience, and excellence as a teacher.”

“I have long appreciated and admired Nashotah’s vibrant witness to the gospel,” Kincaid said. “ It has been especially exciting to see Nashotah grow and flourish into a robust community dedicated to equipping and raising up leaders for the Church under the leadership of Dr. Anderson. It is a great joy to become part of Nashotah’s history and contribute to its vibrant next chapter.”

Kincaid received her PhD in moral theology and Christian ethics from the University of Notre Dame in 2018. Her dissertation, In a Prudent Way and Without Rashness: Retrieving the Theological Jurisprudence of Francisco Suárez, SJ, discusses constructive approaches to legal engagement for contemporary Christians.

Kincaid’s recent publications and presentations include “Sharers in the Divine Image: Francisco Suárez and the Justification of Female Political Authority” in Political Theology (March 2018), Augustine’s Two Cities in the Theological Jurisprudence of Francisco Suárez, SJ (Patristics, Medieval and Renaissance Conference, 2018), and Professional Ethics and the Recovery of Virtue (Society of Christian Ethics, 2019).

She has written popular articles for Christianity Today, Covenant, and The Living Church and has presented numerous conference papers, including for the Society of Christian Ethics, Catholic Theological Society of America, American Academy of Religion, the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile’s School of Law, and the International Symposium in Jesuit Studies.

She has been a guest speaker at several conferences on topics such as “Anglo-Catholicism: Recovering Roots” and “Mission Theology in the Anglican Communion.”

Kincaid is assistant professor of moral theology at the Aquinas Institute of Theology, where her courses include “The Use of Philosophy in Theology,” “Catholic Social Teaching,” “Foundations of Catholic Morality,” and “Prima Pars: God and Creation in Thomas Aquinas.”

She is an Episcopal Church Foundation Academic Fellow and a board member of the Fellowship for Protestant Ethics.

Kincaid is married to the Rev. Thomas Kincaid, vice rector of Church of the Incarnation, in Dallas. The Kincaids are parents of two children. She will teach the residential moral theology curriculum during Spring terms and will make further contributions to the hybrid distance and advanced degree programs.


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