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Patrick Haley

PhD Student | Theology (Christian Ethics)

Patrick Haley
Theology
patrick.haley@ptsem.edu

Patrick Haley is a PhD student in theological ethics. He earned a BA in philosophy and Plan II honors and a BS in computer science from The University of Texas at Austin in 2016. During his undergraduate years, Patrick's research focused on the application of computer science to problems in the natural sciences, especially evolutionary biology, which was the subject of his undergraduate thesis and published work. He then came to Princeton Theological Seminary, where he earned his MDiv in 2019 and continued into the doctoral program.

Patrick's current research focuses on ethical uses of the image of God. As contested as they are prevalent, these uses raise questions about ethical discourse, theological language, and the possibilities for richer, non-discursive practices of moral formation. Beyond these concerns, Patrick is also interested in virtue theory, the science-religion dialogue, queer theory, and political theology, particularly insofar as each is in conversation with theological anthropology.

Curriculum Vitae

Educating faithful Christian leaders.

Associate Rector at Trinity Church, Princeton, New Jersey

Nancy Hagner, Class of 2013

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