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Dr Thomas Finegan

Dr Thomas Finegan

BTh (Maynooth); MA (UCD); PhD (TCD)
Lecturer in Theology and Religious Studies

Research interests

Philosophical-theological ethics


Human rights

Church and state/religion and law

Religious education

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                                                                  Selected publications


“Apology for the Reasonableness of Catholic Religious Education,” Louvain Studies (forthcoming)


“Liberal Relativism’s Challenge to Conscience Rights,” Oxford Journal of Law and Religion (forthcoming)


“Conscientious Objection to Referrals,” Journal of Medical Ethics 45(4) (2019): 277-79


“Intermediate Moral Respect and Proportionality Reasoning,” Bioethics 30(8) (2016): 579-87


Dignitatis Humanae: Public Funding and Divesting of Faith Schools,” Melita Theologica 66(1) (2016): 47-68 (with Eamonn Conway)


“International Human Rights Law and the ‘Unborn’: Texts and Travaux Préparatoires,” Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law 25(2) (2016): 89-126


“Dworkin on Equality, Autonomy and Authenticity,” American Journal of Jurisprudence 60(2) (2015): 143-80


“A Matter of Consistency: Dignity and Personhood in Human Rights Biolaw,” Medical Law International 14(1-2) (2014): 80-99


“Levinas’ Faithfulness to Husserl, Phenomenology and God,” Religious Studies 48(3) (2012): 281-303