Hittinger graduated Summa
cum Laude from the University of Notre Dame in 1975.
He received an M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy from St.
Louis University in 1981 and 1986.
1996, he is the incumbent of the William K. Warren Chair of
Catholic Studies at the University of Tulsa, where he is also
a Research Professor of Law.
He is the Chair of the Department of Philosophy and
Hittinger has taught at Fordham University, in the School
of Philosophy at The Catholic University of America, and,
as a Visiting Professor, at N.Y.U. and Princeton University.
In 1991 and 1994, he was a Visiting Professor at the
Pontifical University Regina Apostolorum in Rome.
2001, he is a member of the Pontificia
Academia Sancti Thomae Aquinatis (Pontifical Academy of
St. Thomas Aquinas), to which he was elected a full member
serves on several boards and boards of advisors, including
First Things, the
American Journal of
et Vetera, the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture.
1993 Professor Hittinger was invited by the Ministry of Culture
of the Italian Government to give a lecture to mark the centenary
of the death of Pope Leo XIII.
In October 1994 he gave “Secularity and the Anthropological
Problem,” as the Inaugural Claude Ryan Lecture in Catholic
Social Thought, McGill University in Montreal.
books and articles have appeared on the University of Notre
Dame Press, Oxford University Press, Columbia University Press,
Fordham University Press, the Review of Metaphysics, the Review
of Politics, several law journals (American and European).
In 2000, he was a Senior Research Fellow at the Notre Dame
Center for Ethics and Culture, where he began research on
a book Man and Citizen
in Roman Doctrine on the Modern State 1800-1989, to be
published in a new series of monographs prepared by the Law
and Religion program at Emory Law School.
His most recent book The
First Grace: Re-Discovering Natural Law in a Post-Christian
Age was published in Jan. 2003.
His essays on papal social doctrine will appear later
this year in a two-volume work Law
and Human Nature: Teachings of Modern Christianity (Columbia
University Press), edited by John Witte and Frank Alexander.
First Grace: Rediscovering Natural Law in a Post-Christian
(Wilmington, DE: ISI, 2003).
Critique of the New Natural Law Theory
(University of Notre Dame Press, 1987).
Roles and Ruling Virtues in Catholic Social Doctrine.”
16 (2002), 385-408.
Humanae, Religious Liberty, and Ecclesiastical Self-Government.”
Washington University Law Journal, No. 5/6 (July/Sept
Rights, Under-Specified Rights, and Bills of Rights.”
Revue Générale de Droit, 29 (1998), No. 4. Université
d’Ottawa . 449-464.
and the Rule of Law.”
Wisdom of St. Thomas Aquinas.
Proceedings of the Wethersfield Institute, vol.
8 (San Francisco: The Ignatius Press, 1999),
Law and Catholic Moral Theology.”
Grace: Protestants, Catholics, and Natural Law, Michael
Cromartie, ed. (Ethics
and Public Policy Center-Eerdmans: Grand Rapids, MI, 1997),
Law as ‘Law’.” American
Journal of Jurisprudence.
Vol. 39 (1994), pp. 1-32.
Law,” The Blackwell
Encyclopedia of Modern Christian Thought, edited by
Alister McGrath (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1993).
revised edition of The
Encyclopedia of Bioethics, edited by Warren T. Reich
(New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., 1994), 1805-1812.
Law in the Positive Laws: A Legislative or Adjudicative
Review of Politics.
55:1 (Jan. 1993), 5-34.
essay: Yves Simon, The Tradition of Natural Law (Fordham University Press, 1992
reprint of 1965).
and the American Natural Law Tradition.”
Law Review, Vol. 25, Number 3 (1990).
and Natural Law Theory,” 17 Communio (Fall, 1990).
Law Theory, Virtue Ethics, and Eudaimonia.”
Philosophical Quarterly Vol. XXIX, No. 4 Issue No.
116. (Dec. 1989).
of Minimalist Natural Law.”
Journal of Jurisprudence Vol 34 (Fall 1989).