Richard B. Miller

Professor of Religious Ethics




PhD, University of Chicago, 1985


Professor Miller's research interests include religion and public life, political and social ethics, theory and method in religious thought and ethics, and practical ethics. He is the author of Interpretations of Conflict: Ethics, Pacifism, and the Just-War Tradition (University of Chicago Press, 1991); Casuistry and Modern Ethics: A Poetics of Practical Reasoning (University of Chicago Press, 1996); Children, Ethics, and Modern Medicine (Indiana University Press, 2003), and Terror, Religion, and Liberal Thought (Columbia University Press, 2010). 

He is currently at work on two projects:  a collection of papers on religion, ethics, and culture; the other a critical monograph on theory and method in the academic study of religion.    

Areas of study: 

Current and Upcoming Courses

Religious Ethics

30802 Contemporary Religious Ethics II
30802 Contemporary Religious Ethics I
36002 The Ethics of War: Foundational Texts
42802 Rights and Justice
43302 The Ethics of Belief
44802 Contemporary Political and Social Ethics
45102 Religion, Medicine, and Ethics
45502 Religion and the Political Order