Ph.D., Duke University (2001)
M.A., Duke University (1999)
B.A., summa cum laude, Carleton College (1994)
Research Projects and Grants
NEH Summer Institute Grant on the history of economic thought, Duke University Department of Economics, Summer 2013
Louisville Institute Sabbatical Grant, 2012-2013 (for a book project on the contemporary ethical significance of luxury in the Christian life)
Wabash Center Fellowship for Undergraduate Teaching in Religion Workshop, 2004 and 2005
Series co-editor, Moral Traditions series, Georgetown University Press
Contributor, dotCommonweal blog
Dr. Cloutier joined the Mount faculty in 2006, and teaches courses in moral theology, Catholic social ethics and marriage and sexual ethics, and has directed a year-long seminar for tenure-track faculty across the University on the Catholic Intellectual Tradition. He is the author of Love, Reason, and God's Story: An Introduction to Catholic Sexual Ethics (2008), and editor of the collection Leaving and Coming Home: New Wineskins for Catholic Sexual Ethics (2010). Recent articles include "Working with the Grammar of Creation: Benedict XVI, Wendell Berry, and the Unity of the Catholic Moral Vision" (in Communio), and "The Problem of Luxury in the Christian Life" (in Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics). He is currently working on two book projects, a monograph on the moral problem of luxury and an introductory text on Catholic theology and the environment (under contract with Liturgical Press). He is currently working on a book on the moral problem of luxury. He serves as a co-editor of the Moral Traditions series for Georgetown University Press, and is editor of the academic group blog, catholicmoraltheology.com. Outside the Mount, he does music ministry, follows baseball and serves on the Board of Directors at the Common Market, Frederick's consumer food cooperative.
Areas of Study
Moral theology, Catholic social ethics, marriage and sexual ethics and Catholic Intellectual Tradition
Editor, Leaving and Coming Home: New Wineskins for Catholic Sexual Ethics (Cascade, 2010)
Love, Reason, and God's Story: An Introduction to Catholic Sexual Ethics (Anselm Academic, 2008)
"Marriage and Sexuality," in The Oxford Handbook of Catholic Theology, edited by Lewis Ayres and Medi Anne Volpe, forthcoming from Oxford University Press.
"Catholic Moral Theology: Piecing Together a Discipline in Pieces," Modern Theology 29 (2013), 381-390.
"American Lifestyles and Structures of Sin: The Practical Implications of Pope Benedict XVI's Ecological Vision for the American Church," in Environmental Justice and Climate Change, eds. Jame Schafer & Tobias Winright (Rowman & Littlefield, 2013).
"Jesus Christ as Scapegoat," in Where Justice and Mercy Meet: Catholic Opposition to the Death Penalty, eds. Vicki Schieber, David McCarthy & Trudy Conway (Liturgical Press, 2013).
"The Problem of Luxury in the Christian Life," Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 32 (2012), 3-20.
"Method in American Catholic Moral Theology After Veritatis Splendor: A Review Essay," (with William Mattison III) Journal of Moral Theology 1 (2012), 170-192.
"An Economy of Care: It Starts with Food," (with John Schwenkler) Commonweal 138, no. 19 (November 4, 2011), 14-16.
"Working with the Grammar of Creation: Benedict XVI, Wendell Berry, and the Unity of the Catholic Moral Vision," Communio 37 (2010), 606-633.
"Bodies Poured Out in Christ: Marriage Beyond Theology of the Body" (with William Mattison), in Leaving and Coming Home: New Wineskins for Catholic Sexual Ethics, ed. David Cloutier (Eugene, OR: Cascade Books/Wipf & Stock, 2010)
"Catholic Social Teaching and Modern Politics," in The Heart of Catholic Social Teaching, ed. David M. McCarthy, (Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press, 2009), 95-110.
"Aquinas' Charity and Catholic Sexual Ethics," Josephinum Journal of Theology 14 (2007), 240-268.
"Heaven is a Place on Earth? Analyzing the Popularity of Pope John Paul II's Theology of the Body," in Sexuality and the U.S. Catholic Church: Crisis and Renewal, eds. Lisa Sowle Cahill, John Garvey, and T. Frank Kennedy, S.J. (New York: Crossroad, 2006), 18-31.