Irene Alexander, Ph.D.

Dr. Alexander received her Ph.D. from Ave Maria University, with a dissertation entitled "Human Dignity and the Primacy of the Common Good according to the Wisdom of St. Thomas.  She specializes in moral theology.   

Education

Ph.D., Moral Theology, Ave Maria University
M.A., Theology, Ave Maria University
B.A., Philosophy and Theology, University of Scranton

Recent Courses

THE 1310 Understanding the Bible
THE 1311  Western Theological Traditions
THE 3341 Moral Theology

Research Interests

Moral theology

Selected Publications

"Is Artificial Inpregnation Opposed to the Unity of Marriage?  A New Look at the Question of Embryo Adoption" forthcoming from Nova et Vetera, 2017.

Human Dignity and the Primacy of the Common Good according to the Wisdom of St. Thomas Aquinas, ProQuest/UMI Publishing, November 2013.

"Faith Enlightens the Mind:  Pope Francis's Lumen Fidei and Contemporary Errors on the Nature of Divine Faith," Nova et Vetera, English Edition, Vol. 12, No.1, 11-13, 2014. 

Presentations

"Wisdom and Holiness:  St. Thomas Aquinas on the Love of God as a Common Good," paper given at the Wisdom and the Renewal of Theology, Naples, FL., February 2015.

"Man and Woman He Created Them:  An Introduction to the Theology of the Body", a presentation sponsored by the University of Mary and the Arizona State University Newman Center, March 2013.

"The Light of Faith:  Reflections on Pope Francis's First Encyclical," a presentation sponsored by the University of Mary and the Arizona State University Newman Center, October 2013. 

"The Redemption of Eve and the Search for Happiness", a presentation given at St. Timothy's Catholic Church, March 2012.

"Woman, God's Masterpiece:  On the Dignity and Genius of Women", a presentation given to medical professionals at Morning Star Obstetrics and Gynecology, October 2012. 

"Lex Aeterna:  A Theological and Metaphysical Contemplation of Natural Law and Divine Providence according to the Wisdom of St. Thomas Aquinas", paper delivered at the "Law and Virtue Conference" at Ave Maria University, February 2009.