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Professor Maureen Junker-Kenny
Fellow Emeritus, School of Religion

Biography

Born in Münster/Westf., Germany, German and Irish nationalities. Maureen Junker-Kenny did M.A.s (Staatsexamen) in English, Catholic Theology and Philosophy at the universities of Tübingen and Münster. She completed a Ph.D. on F. Schleiermacher's Christology and theory of religion at the university of Münster in 1989 and her Habilitation on J. Habermas's discourse ethics in Tübingen in 1996 where she was a lecturer before coming to Trinity College Dublin in 1993. She was elected Fellow of Trinity College Dublin in 1998. She served as Head of Department of the School of Hebrew, Biblical and Theological Studies from 1997-2000, and of the renamed Department of Religions & Theology from 2012-2018. From 2011-2013, she was Head of the Confederal School of Religions, Theology and Ecumenics, now School of Religion.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Junker-Kenny, "The Bold Arcs of Salvation History". Faith and Reason in Jürgen Habermas's Reconstruction of the Roots of European Thinking, 1st, Berlin and Boston, De Gruyter, 2022, XVIII+288pp Book, 2022

"Person and Work of Christ" in, editor(s)Andrew Dole/ Shelli Poe/ Kevin Vander Schel , Oxford Handbook of Friedrich Schleiermacher , Oxford, OUP, 2022, [Junker-Kenny] Book Chapter, 2022

Junker-Kenny, Vom "paulinischen Christentum" zum "Anderen der Vernunft" im nachmetaphysischen Denken, Theologie und Glaube, 112, (2), 2022, p135 - 150 Journal Article, 2022

Discovering an entangled freedom: Philosophical and theological perspectives on symbols and myths of evil in, editor(s)Azadeh Thiriez-Arjangi, Geoffrey Dierckxsens, Michael Deckard, Andrés Bruzzone , Evil and the Symbolic: Ricoeur reading Freud , Berlin and Boston, De Gruyter, 2022, [Junker-Kenny] Book Chapter, 2022

Junker-Kenny, Defining what is "extraterritorial": Religion and Utopia in Habermas and Ricoeur, Religion in the Secular Age, Vienna, Austrian Academy of Sciences, March 24 - 26, 2022, The North Atlantic Triangle Invited Talk, 2022

"The Public Sphere" in, editor(s)Christoph Huebenthal and Christiane Alpers , T & T Clark Handbook of Public Theology , London and New York, T & T Clark, 2022, [Junker-Kenny] Book Chapter, 2022

Junker-Kenny, Maureen, Justice and mercy as a paradoxical task? The perspectives of F. Schleiermacher and P. Ricoeur on evil, accountability and the question of reconciliation, Justice and Mercy. Discussing the Divine Attributes in Muslim-Christian Dialogue, Univ. of Paderborn, Germany, Aug 11-13, 2021, Centre of Comparative Theology and Cultural Studies Invited Talk, 2021

Junker-Kenny, "The Dispersed Traces of the Sacred": Jürgen Habermas on the "Excess of the Unconditional Ought" in Kant's Ethics, God and Morality, Aix-en-Provence, France, October 6 - 8, 2021, Aix-Marseille University, France and Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany Invited Talk, 2021

Junker-Kenny, "Conditions of communicative action: Schleiermacher's conception of language and theory of religion in Habermas' reconstruction" (Keynote), International Schleiermacher Congress, Paris, France - online, May 25-28, 2021, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, Univ Paris-Nanterre, CNRS, International Schleiermacher Society Invited Talk, 2021

Junker-Kenny, F. Schleiermacher als Theologe der Moderne und als Sprachtheoretiker in J. Habermas' neuem Werk, Auch eine Geschichte der Philosophie (2019)., Symposium zu Religion und Vernunft im neuen Werk von Juergen Habermas, Vienna, Sept 22-24, 2021, Profs. R. Langthaler and H. Schelkshorn, Philosophie, Kath. Theologische Fakultaet, Universitaet Wien Invited Talk, 2021

Junker-Kenny, Maureen, "Watershed or cul de sac? Disputes on the reception of Kant's philosophy in approaches to theological ethics and systematic theology", Kantovskii Sbornik/Kantian Journal, Academia Kantiana Kaliningrad , 40, (4), 2021, p121 - 155 Journal Article, 2021

Junker-Kenny, Between Subjective Reflection and Public Visibility. Spotting Equivocations and Reductions in Analysing "Identity", "Memory" and "Recognition" (Keynote), Paul Ric ur on Collective Identities, University of Trier, Germany, Nov 15 - 17, 2021, Philosophisches Forschungsinstitut für Medien und Kultur Invited Talk, 2021

Junker-Kenny, 'Human dignity or social contract as normative frameworks in applied ethics?, Interdisciplinary Journal for Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society, 6, (1), 2020, p75 - 89 Journal Article, 2020 URL

Junker-Kenny, Maureen, Self, Christ and God in Schleiermacher's Dogmatics. A Theology Reconceived for Modernity, First, Berlin and Boston, de Gruyter, 2020, 278 + xviiipp Book, 2020 URL

Conceptions of Self and Community in Social Ethics: What Place for Religion? in, editor(s)Jocelyne Cesari (ed.), , European Academy of Religion Lectures , Bologna, Fondazione per le scienze religiose Giovanni XXIII, 2020, pp57 - 73, [Junker-Kenny] Book Chapter, 2020

Junker-Kenny, M., "Faith" in an antithetical key. The effects of approaching Christianity from Paul and Augustine on its relation to "knowledge" , Gegenwart der Religion - Zukunft der Philosophie. Überlegungen im Anschluss an das jüngste Werk von Jürgen Habermas, Frankfurt and online, Nov 20-21, 2020, Institut für Religionsphilosophische Forschung (IRF) der Goethe-Universität, Forschungsverbund »Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen« Invited Talk, 2020

"Ein moralisch empfindliches Universum"? Partikularer Gottesglaube und allgemeine Vernunft in, editor(s)Buchhammer, Brigitte , Freiheit - Gerechtigkeit - Liebe. Freedom - Justice - Love. Festschrift f. Herta Nagl-Docekal, Vienna, Lit Verlag, 2019, pp141 - 158, [Maureen Junker-Kenny] Book Chapter, 2019

Junker-Kenny, Guest Editorial, European Journal for Philosophy of Religion, Special Issue Habermas on Religion, vol. 11, (no. 4), 2019, p1 - 20 Journal Article, 2019

Maureen Junker-Kenny, 'Human dignity or social contract as normative frameworks in applied ethics?' , Going beyond the Imago Dei Paradigm? Theological Perspectives on Human Dignity , Vienna, Austria, June 21-22, 2019, Faculty of Catholic Theology, Vienna Workshop on Theological Ethics Invited Talk, 2019

"Transformations of doctrine as cases of mutual learning between religions and cultures: Schleiermacher's proposal for translating Christology in Modernity" in, editor(s)Brigitte Buchhammer , Learning to be Human in Global Times , Washington, D.C., The Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, 2019, pp25 - 37, [Junker-Kenny] Book Chapter, 2019

Junker-Kenny, Approaches to Theological Ethics. Sources, Traditions, Visions , First, London, T & T Clark, 2019, ix + 258 pp Book, 2019

Junker-Kenny, 'Conceptions of Self and Community in Social Ethics: What Place for Religion?' Keynote lecture, 'Empowering the Individual, Nurturing the Community' , Bologna, Italy, March 4-7 , 2019, Conference of the European Academy of Religion Invited Talk, 2019

"Nicht magisch, sondern kommunikativ durch Ansprechen anderer Freiheit: Erlösung in der 2. Auflage von Schleiermachers Glaubenslehre" in, editor(s)C. Danz/G. Essen (eds) , Dogmatische Christologie in der Moderne. Problemkonstellationen gegenwärtiger Forschung , Regensburg, Pustet, , 2019, pp69 - 88, [Junker-Kenny] Book Chapter, 2019

Junker-Kenny, What Scope for Ethics in the Public Sphere? Principled Autonomy and the Antinomy of Practical Reason, Studies in Christian Ethics, 32, (4), 2019, p485 - 498 Journal Article, 2019

European Journal for Philosophy of Religion , 11, 4, (2019), 1 - 184p, K. Viertbauer and M. Junker-Kenny, [Co-editor with K. Viertbauer of Special Issue ] Journal, 2019 URL

Concepts of Reason and Wisdom in, editor(s)Fuentes, Agustin and Deane-Drummond, Celia , Evolution of Wisdom - Major and Minor Keys, South Bend, Indiana, University of Notre Dame, Center for Theology, Science, and Human Flourishing, 2019, pp96 - 103, [Junker-Kenny] Book Chapter, 2019

Junker-Kenny, 'Selbst, Sozialität und Sinn: Welcher Ort für Religion in Entwürfen der philosophischen Ethik?', Vienna, Austria, 7 May , 2019, Faculty of Catholic Theology Invited Talk, 2019

Junker-Kenny, 'Schleiermacher's Christology as a Case Study of Mutual Learning between Religions and Cultures'. Session: Challenges and Opportunities from the Perspectives of Contemporary Philosophy of Religion, World Congress of Philosophy, Learning to be Human in Global Times. , Beijing, China, August 13-20 , 2018, FISP Fédération Internationale des Sociétés de Philosophie Invited Talk, 2018

Der Ansatz beim Leiden der Anderen in, editor(s)Hans-Gerd Janßen / Julia D.E. Prinz / Michael J. Rainer , Theologie in gefährdeter Zeit. Stichworte von nahen und fernen Weggefährten für J.B. Metz zum 90. Geburtstag , Münster, LIT Verlag , 2018, pp218 - 221, [Junker-Kenny] Book Chapter, 2018

Junker-Kenny, Maureen, Keynote lecture, "Discovering an entangled freedom: Philosophical and theological perspectives on symbols and myths of evil", The Symbolic of Evil, Summer school at the Fonds Ric ur Paris , June 25 to 29, 2018, Fonds Ricoeur and Ricoeur Society, Geoffrey Dierckxsens Azadeh Thiriez-Arjangi Stephanie Arel Invited Talk, 2018

"Enunziative Autorität" der Religionen als "Mitbegründer" (Ricoeur) und Übersetzer in der pluralen Öffentlichkeit in, editor(s)K. Ruhstorfer/M. Kirschner , Die gegenwaertige Krise Europas. Theologische Antwortversuche (Quaestiones disputatae) , Freiburg, Herder, 2018, pp83 - 100, [Junker-Kenny] Book Chapter, 2018

Junker-Kenny, Öffentliche Vernunft und Religion , Handlungstheorie, Technische Universität Berlin, June 13, 2017, Prof. Dr. Thomas Gil Invited Talk, 2017

Junker-Kenny, Cosmotheism or Ethical Monotheism? Jan Assmann's thesis on the link between monotheism and violence in exegetical and theological debate, Workshop, Philosophizing Monotheism, Dublin , May 10 , 2017, University College Dublin, School of Philosophy Invited Talk, 2017

Schleiermacher und Kierkegaard in der Sicht 'nachmetaphysischen' Denkens in, editor(s)K. Viertbauer and F. Gruber , Habermas und die Religion , Darmstadt: ,, Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 2017, pp40-58; 2nd edn 2019, 59-77 , [Junker-Kenny] Book Chapter, 2017

Junker-Kenny, Roundtable contribution Schleiermacher's dogmatics as a response to the new epistemological conditions for theology after Kant's Critiques, 'Theology and Politics in the German Imagination 1789-1848'., Cambridge, July 10 and 11, 2017, edited by Jackson, Ruth and Weibye, Hanna , 2017 Conference Paper, 2017 URL

Junker-Kenny, Public Sphere, the Antinomy of Practical Reason and the Scope of Ethics, Theology and Reason in the Public Sphere , Nijmegen-Soeterbeeck, Netherlands, November 8-11, 2017, Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies Univ. of Nijmegen, Prof. C. Huebenthal Invited Talk, 2017

"Erwart Dir viel!" Religion als Horizont der Ethik in, editor(s)Thomas Potthast, Cordula Brand, Jessica Heesen, Birgit Kröber, Uta Müller , Ethik in den Kulturen - Kulturen in der Ethik: Eine Festschrift für Regina Ammicht Quinn, Tübingen , Narr Francke Attempto, 2017, pp169-176 , [Junker-Kenny] Book Chapter, 2017

Critical Theory: Jürgen Habermas in, editor(s)Philip Goodchild and Hollis Phelps , Religion and European Philosophy: Key Thinkers from Kant to i ek, London, Routledge, 2017, pp141 - 155, [Maureen Junker-Kenny] Book Chapter, 2017

Maureen Junker-Kenny, Ideology and Utopia -Ricoeur on Habermas , Summer Workshop on Ideology and Utopia at the Fonds Ricoeur,, Paris, June 26-30, 2017, Fonds Ricoeur Invited Talk, 2017

Drei Modelle von Religion: Glaubensgewissheit (Habermas), unmittelbares Selbstbewusstsein (Schleiermacher) und praktische Hoffnung (Kant und Ric ur in, editor(s)V. Hoffmann , Nachdenken über den Zweifel. Theologische Perspektiven , Ostfildern, Grünewald Verlag, 2017, pp67-86. , [Junker-Kenny] Book Chapter, 2017

Junker-Kenny, Translations between religions and cultures as case studies of mutual learning, . Learning to be Human for Global Times: Current Challenges from the Perspective of Contemporary Philosophy of Religion, Univ, of Vienna, Austria, April 7-8, 2017, Interdisciplinary Research Platform "Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society", in cooperation with Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, Washington/DC. University of Vienna Invited Talk, 2017

Junker-Kenny, Sources of 'public reason' in Europe: Contributions from theology at a time of crisis, Connections within the cultural economy of Europe: Social Market Economy and Civil Economy in Dialogue?, Villa Vigoni, Lago di Como, Italy, March 1-3, 2017, German Research Foundation (DFG)/Centro Italo-Tedesco per l'eccellenza Invited Talk, 2017

Junker-Kenny, Justice and Mercy as Attributes of God in the Face of Human Evil, Giving an Account of Evil, Volos, Greece, August 24-27, 2017, Societas Ethica, Annual conference Invited Talk, 2017

Junker-Kenny, M., Religion and Public Reason. A Comparison of the Positions of J. Rawls, J. Habermas and P. Ricoeur , Berlin/New York, De Gruyter, 2016, 322 p. pp Book, 2016

Junker-Kenny, "Enunziative" und "institutionelle Autorität". Religionen als "Mitbegründer" (Ricoeur) und Übersetzer in der pluralen Öffentlichkeit, Religiöse Pluralisierung - gesellschaftliche Polarisierung - politische Desintegration. Die Krise Europas als Herausforderung für die Theologie, Stuttgart, Grrmany, Nov 3-5 , 2016, European Society for Cath. Theology, German Section Invited Talk, 2016

Junker-Kenny, Drei Modelle von Religion: Glaubensgewissheit (Habermas), unmittelbares Selbstbewusstsein (Schleiermacher) und praktische Hoffnung (Kant und Ricoeur) , Religiösen Zweifel denken, Max Weber Kolleg Erfurt , Feb 11-12, , 2016 Invited Talk, 2016

Junker-Kenny, Test cases for normative conceptions: Habermas's reading of Schleiermacher and Kierkegaard as "postmetaphysical" thinkers, Practical Self-Understanding and the Role of the Humanities, Utrecht, Netherlands, April 19-21, 2016, University of Utrecht, Ethics Center, Dept of Philosophy Invited Talk, 2016

Junker-Kenny, Religious Convictions in Civic Debate: A Comparison of the Perspectives of P. Ricoeur and J. Habermas, Society for European Philosophy Annual Meeting, Dundee, Scotland, Sept. 3-5, 2015, Society for European Philosophy Invited Talk, 2015

Maureen Junker-Kenny, 'Nicht magisch, sondern kommunikativ: Erlösung in der 2. Auflage von Schleiermachers Glaubenslehre (2§ 100,2)', Dogmatische Christologie in der Moderne. Problemkonstellationen gegenwärtiger Forschung, Ruhr-University, Bochum, Germany, 14. - 16. Mai, 2015 Invited Talk, 2015

Reconceiving Theology at the University after the Modern Turn to Subjectivity: Schleiermacher's Proposal 200 Years after its First Publication in, editor(s)J. O'Grady/C. Higgins/ J. L. Fernando , Mining Truths. Festschrift Geraldine Smyth , St. Ottilien, EOS, 2015, 515-536 , [Junker-Kenny] Book Chapter, 2015

Gedaechtnis als optimierbarer Speicher oder als Reservoir unter dem Anspruch gerechter Erinnerung? in, editor(s)Ammicht-Quinn, R./Potthast, Th. , Ethik in den Wissenschaften, Tuebingen, IZEW Materialien , 2015, pp275 - 282, [Junker-Kenny] Book Chapter, 2015

Mitbegründer des öffentlichen Raums? Religion und öffentliche Vernunft in den Sozialphilosophien von John Rawls, Jürgen Habermas and Paul Ricoeur in, editor(s)J. Könemann/S. Wendel , Religion, Moderne, Öffentlichkeit. Transdisziplinäre Perspektiven, Bielefeld, Transcript Verlag, 2015, pp189-208 , [Junker-Kenny] Book Chapter, 2015

Maureen Junker-Kenny, "Dignity as the capability to be moral both as wish and as imperative", Symposium, The Concept of Human Dignity, International Center for Ethics in the Sciences and the Humanities, University of Tübingen, Germany, 24 October, 2014 Invited Talk, 2014

Maureen Junker-Kenny, "Institutionelle Schwelle zwischen postsäkularer Gesellschaft und Staat? Theologische Fakultäten als Reflexionsort religiöser Traditionen", Die Relevanz bekenntnisorientierter Theologie an säkularen Universitäten, University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Department of Islamic-Theological Studies, April 9-10, 2014 Invited Talk, 2014

Junker-Kenny, Maureen, Review of In Good Health. Philosophical-Theological Analysis of the Concept of Health in Contemporary Medical Ethics (Stuttgart: Franz Steiner, 2010), by Caspary, Almut , Theologische Revue , 110, 2014, p316-318 Review, 2014

Junker-Kenny, Maureen, Religion and Public Reason. A Comparison of the Positions of John Rawls, Jürgen Habermas and Paul Ricoeur, 1st, Berlin / New York, De Gruyter, 2014, 1 - 322pp Book, 2014

Maureen Junker-Kenny, "Mitbegründer des öffentlichen Raums? Religion und öffentliche Vernunft in den Sozialphilosophien von John Rawls, Jürgen Habermas und Paul Ricoeur", Religion, Modernity and the Public Sphere: Transdisciplinary Perspectives" Tagung "Religion, Öffentlichkeit, Moderne", University of Cologne, Germany, May 8-9, 2014 Invited Talk, 2014

Maureen Junker-Kenny, Dignity as the Capability to be Moral Both as Wish and as Imperative, Human Dignity - A Major Concept in Ethics?, University of Tuebingen, Germany , October 24, 2014, International Centre of Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities, 86- Invited Talk, 2014

'Dignity, Fragility, Singularity in Paul Ricoeur's Ethics' in, editor(s)M. Düwell, J. Braarvig, R. Brownsword, D. Mieth , Cambridge Handbook of Human Dignity. Historical Traditions, Philosophical Interpretations, Legal Implementation and Contemporary Challenges, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2014, pp286 - 297, [Junker-Kenny, Maureen] Book Chapter, 2014

Recognising Traditions of Argumentation in Philosophical Ethics in, editor(s)C. Russell/L. Hogan/M. Junker-Kenny , Ethics for Graduate Researchers: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach, Oxford/..., Elsevier, 2013, pp7 - 26, [Junker-Kenny, Maureen] Book Chapter, 2013

Introduction to Section 2, Research Ethics Governance in the EU: the Role of Civic Debate, the Question of Limits in Research in, editor(s)C. Russell/L. Hogan/M. Junker-Kenny , Ethics for Graduate Researchers: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach , Oxford/..., Elsevier, 2013, pp51 - 58, [Junker-Kenny, Maureen] Book Chapter, 2013

C. Russell/ L. Hogan/ M. Junker-Kenny (eds),, Ethics for Graduate Researchers: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach , Oxford, Elsevier , 2013, v - 260pp Book, 2013

Junker-Kenny, Maureen, 'Granting Forgiveness: Moral Blackmail, or a Free Gift?', Annali di Studi Religiosi , 13, 2012, pp. 149 - 158 Journal Article, 2012

Maureen Junker-Kenny, "Granting forgiveness: Moral blackmail, or a free gift? Questions to the Epilogue of Paul Ricoeur's Memory, History, Forgetting", McCormick Chair International Ethics Colloquium, Loyola University Chicago, November 12, 2011 Invited Talk, 2011

Junker-Kenny, Maureen, Habermas and Theology, London - New York, T & Clark, 2011, 1 - 213pp Book, 2011

Maureen Junker-Kenny, "Translation as a requirement of public reason and of traditions of 'faith seeking understanding'", Translating God(s) in Europe, Istanbul, April 28, 2011 Invited Talk, 2011

Junker-Kenny, Maureen, Witnessing, or Mutual Translation? Religion and the Requirements of Reason, Concilium, 47, 2011, p104 - 114 Journal Article, 2011

Maureen Junker-Kenny, Lumen naturale: Which Philosophical Dialogue Partner for Theological Ethics? , In the Currents of History: From Trent to the Future, Trento, Italy, July 24-27, 2010, Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church Invited Talk, 2010

Between Universality and Singularity: Recognition, Conviction, and Public Theology in, editor(s)T. Hettema/P. Vandecasteele/J. Verheyden , Paul Ricoeur: Poetics and Religion , Leuven , Peeters, 2010, pp37 - 66, [Maureen Junker-Kenny] Book Chapter, 2010

Der Gipfel des Schöpferischen. Das Jesuszeugnis als Quelle öffentlicher Vernunft in, editor(s)O. John/M. Striet , "... und nichts Menschliches bleibt mir fremd". Theologische Grenzgänge (FS Helmut Peukert), Regensburg: , Pustet, 2010, pp111 - 127, [Maureen Junker-Kenny] Book Chapter, 2010

'"Erinnerung" - subjektlos, integralistisch, oder gefährlich? in, editor(s)T. Polednitschek et al , Politisch-theologische Vergewisserungen (FS Metz) , Münster/Westf. , LIT-Verlag, 2009, pp294 - 302, [Maureen Junker-Kenny] Book Chapter, 2009

Maureen Junker-Kenny, Response from a European Perspective, Search - Special Issue on Euthanasia and End of Life Issues, 32, (3), 2009, p176 - 183 Journal Article, 2009

Jenseits liberaler öffentlicher Vernunft: Religion und das Vermögen der Prinzipien in, editor(s)Wenzel, Knut/Schmidt, Thomas M. , Moderne Religion? Theologische und religionsphilosophische Reaktionen auf Jürgen Habermas, Freiburg - Basel - Wien, Herder, 2009, pp92 - 127, [Maureen Junker-Kenny] Book Chapter, 2009

Über liberale und kommunitaristische politische Ethik hinaus: Inchoativer Universalismus, Erinnerungskultur und die Festlichkeit der Gabe in, editor(s)Reifenberg, P./Orth, St. , Poetik des Glaubens. Paul Ricoeur und die Theologie , Freiburg, Alber, 2009, pp141 - 162, [Maureen Junker-Kenny] Book Chapter, 2009

Maureen Junker-Kenny, The Human Person and Rights - Vector and Destination of Solidarity, Solidarity - the Challenge for Europe, Gdansk, Poland , October 8-11, 2009, Commission of the Bishops' Conferences in the European Communities (COMECE) Invited Talk, 2009

Between Postsecular Society and the Neutral State: Religion as a Resource for Public Reason in, editor(s)Biggar, N./Hogan, L. , Religious Voices in Public Places , Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2009, pp63 - 99, [Maureen Junker-Kenny] Book Chapter, 2009

Maureen Junker-Kenny, Poetics of Culture and Christian Memory The relevance of Ricoeur's thinking for Christian Ethics , Paul Ricoeur - Poetics and Religion, Leuven, Belgium, October 28-31, 2008, University of Leuven, Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies Invited Talk, 2008

Arguing for a Humanity of Equals: From Capabilities to Recognition in, editor(s)P. Gnanapragasam and E. Schüssler Fiorenza, , Negotiating Borders. Theological Explorations in the Global Era (FS F. Wilfred), New Delhi, ISPCK, 2008, pp242 - 257, [Junker-Kenny, Maureen] Book Chapter, 2008

Maureen Junker-Kenny, Öffentliche Vernunft, Pluralismus und Übersetzung. Rawls - Habermas - Ricoeur, Religiöse Geltungsansprüche vor dem Forum öffentlicher Vernunft, Frankfurt, Germany, December 4-6, 2008, Exzellenzcluster 'Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen' Invited Talk, 2008

Junker-Kenny, Maureen, Advance Directives as a Case of Moral Decision Making, Religious Education Support Service , 2, 2008, p20 - 22 Journal Article, 2008

Memory and Forgetting in Paul Ricoeur's Theory of the Capable Self in, editor(s)A.Nünning and A. Erll , Handbook of Cultural Memory Studies. An Interdisciplinary and International Handbook, Berlin/New York, De Gruyter , 2008, pp203 - 211, [Junker-Kenny, Maureen] Book Chapter, 2008

Out of their Depth: Cultural Conquest, Debt and Renewal in, editor(s)J. O'Grady and P. Scherle, , , Ecumenics from the Rim (FS John May), Münster, LIT Verlag, 2007, pp95 - 102, [Junker-Kenny, Maureen] Book Chapter, 2007

Ethics, the Hermeneutics of Memory, and the Concept of God in, editor(s)N. Hintersteiner (ed.) , Naming and Thinking God in Europe Today. Theology in Global Dialogue , (Amsterdam/New York, Rodopi, , 2007, pp211 - 231, [Maureen Junker-Kenny] Book Chapter, 2007

Maureen Junker-Kenny, Autonomie als freie Selbstgesetzgebung in Bezug auf ethische Konflikte in der biomedizinischen Forschung und Praxis , Autonomie in Abhängigkeit - kritische Anfragen an biomedizinische Diskurse aus advokatorischer Perspektive, Berlin, May 5 and 6, 2007, Institut Mensch, Ethik und Wissenschaft (supported by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) Invited Talk, 2007

Hermeneutics and the Sources of Theological Ethics in, editor(s)J. Keenan , Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church: The Plenary Papers from Padua, New York, Continuum, 2007, pp167 - 175, [Junker-Kenny, Maureen] Book Chapter, 2007

Editorial in, editor(s)E. Borgman, M. Junker-Kenny, J. M. Soskice , The New Pontificate: A Time for Change?, Concilium 2006/1, London, SCM Press, 2006, ppvii - xiii, [M. Junker-Kenny] Book Chapter, 2006

E. Borgman, M. Junker-Kenny, J. M. Soskice (eds), The New Pontificate: A Time for Change?, Concilium 2006/1, London, SCM Press, 2006, 148pp Book, 2006

Ethical Issues in, editor(s)M.S. J. Pathy, A. J. Sinclair, J.E. Morley , Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine, Fourth ed., London, Wiley, 2006, pp1681 - 1688, [M. Junker-Kenny and D. Coakley] Book Chapter, 2006

Zwischen Integrität und Übersetzung. Christliche Überzeugungen in der Konstitution praktischer Freiheit im Bedingungsgefüge spätmoderner Gesellschaften in, editor(s)M. Böhnke/G. Essen/J. Werbick/M. Striet , .), Freiheit Gottes und der Menschen (FS Th. Pröpper) , Regensburg, Pustet, 2006, pp359 - 380, [Maureen Junker-Kenny] Book Chapter, 2006

'The prepolitical foundations of the state' in, editor(s)E. Borgman, M. Junker-Kenny, J. M. Soskice , The New Pontificate: A Time for Change?, Concilium 2006/1, London, SCM Press, 2006, pp106 - 117, [M. Junker-Kenny] Book Chapter, 2006

Maureen Junker-Kenny, 'De filterfunctie van de "publieke rede." Welke ruimte is er voor bijdragen vannuit de religie tot de debatten in de burgerlijke maatschappij?' , Ethische Perspectieven , 16, (4), 2006, p357 - 379 Journal Article, 2006

Maureen Junker-Kenny, Ricoeur on Forgiving and Forgetting, Life and Works: A Tribute to Paul Ricoeur, Freiburg i. Br., Germany, June 10, 2006, International Association for Philosophy and Literature Invited Talk, 2006

Maureen Junker-Kenny, Hermeneutics and the Sources of Theological Ethics, First Cross-Cultural Conference on Catholic Theological Ethics, Padpva, Italy, July 8-11, 2006, Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church Invited Talk, 2006

'Virtues and the God Who Makes Everything New' in, editor(s)A. Mayes/W. Jeanrond (eds), , Recognising the Margins: Essays in Honour of Sean Freyne , Dublin, Columba Press, 2006, pp298 - 320, [Maureen Junker-Kenny] Book Chapter, 2006

Junker-Kenny M., Genetic Enhancement as Care or as Domination? The Ethics of Asymmetrical Relationships in the Upbringing of Children, Journal of Philosophy of Education, 24, 2005, p1 - 12 Journal Article, 2005

Junker-Kenny M., Valuing the priceless: Christian Convictions in Public Debate as a Critical Resource and as "Delaying Veto" (J. Habermas), Studies in Christian Ethics, 18, 2005, p43 - 56 Journal Article, 2005

Memory and Forgiveness - Two Itineraries in, editor(s)Junker-Kenny M. , Memory, Narrativity, Self, and the Challenge to Think God. The Reception within Theology of the Recent Work of Paul Ricoeur, Münster, LIT-Verlag, 2004, pp19 - 41, [Junker-Kenny M.] Book Chapter, 2004

Genes and the Self. Anthropological Questions in the Human Genome Project in, editor(s)C. Deane-Drummond , Brave New World? Theology, Ethics, and the Human Genome Project, Edinburgh, T & T Clark, 2004, pp116 - 140, [Junker-Kenny M.] Book Chapter, 2004

Capabilities, Convictions, and Public Theology in, editor(s)Junker-Kenny M. , Memory, Narrativity, Self, and the Challenge to Think God. The Reception within Theology of the Recent Work of Paul Ricoeur, (Münster, LIT-Verlag, 2004, pp143 - 201, [Junker-Kenny M.] Book Chapter, 2004

Maureen Junker-Kenny, 'Genetic Enhancement as Care or as Domination? The Ethics of Asymmetrical Relationships in the Upbringing of Children', Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain Annual Conference, Oxford, April 2-4 , 2004, Philosophy of Education Society Invited Talk, 2004

Junker-Kenny M. Kenny, Peter (eds.), Memory, Narrativity, Self, and the Challenge to Think God. The Reception within Theology of the Recent Work of Paul Ricoeur, Münster, LIT-Verlag, 2004 Book, 2004

Maureen Junker-Kenny, 'Genetic Enhancement as Care or as Domination? The Ethics of Asymmetrical Relationships in the Upbringing of Children', Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain Annual Conference, Oxford, April 2-4 , 2004, Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain Invited Talk, 2004

Introduction in, editor(s)Junker-Kenny M. , Memory, Narrativity, Self, and the Challenge to Think God. The Reception within Theology of the Recent Work of Paul Ricoeur, Münster, LIT-Verlag, 2004, pp1 - 6, [Junker-Kenny M.] Book Chapter, 2004

M. Junker-Kenny/Regina Ammicht-Quinn/Hille Haker, The Structural Betrayal of Trust. Child Abuse in the Roman Catholic Church (Concilium 2004/3), London, SCM Press, 2004, 141pp Book, 2004

Junker-Kenny M., Moralisierung oder Abschied von der menschlichen Natur? Die Auseinandersetzung zwischen Habermas und der Rawls-Schule, Der Mensch des Menschen. Jahrbuch für Bildung und Erziehungsphilosophie, 5, 2003, p125 - 155 Journal Article, 2003

M. Junker-Kenny, R. Ammicht-Quinn/E. Tamez, The Discourse of Human Dignity (Concilium 2003/2), London, SCM Press, 2003 Book, 2003

Religion and Bio-ethics in Ireland Today in, editor(s)J. Mackey/E. McDonagh , Religion and Politics in Ireland at the turn of the millenium, Dublin, Columba Press, 2003, pp166 - 184 +notes, [Junker-Kenny M.] Book Chapter, 2003

Moral Development, the Good Life, and Faith: Continuity or Conflict? in, editor(s)R. R. Osmer/F. L. Schweitzer , Developing a Public Faith. New Directions in Practical Theology, St. Louis, Chalice Press, 2003, pp81 - 99, [Junker-Kenny M.] Book Chapter, 2003

Is dignity in need of a theological foundation? in, editor(s)R. Ammicht-Quinn et al. , The Discourse of Human Dignity (Concilium 2003/2), London, SCM Press, 2003, pp57 - 66, [Junker-Kenny M.] Book Chapter, 2003

Kritische Theorie praktisch-theologisch in, editor(s)H.D. Betz, D.S. Browning, B. Janowski, E. Jüngel , Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart, Tübingen, Mohr Siebeck, 2001, pp1784 - 1785, [Junker-Kenny M.] Book Chapter, 2001

Junker-Kenny M., Christian Morality in Contemporary Culture: Tasks, Choices, and Modes of Communication, Bulletin ET, 12, 2001, p117 - 132 Journal Article, 2001

Ethik und Praxis in, A. Holderegger / J.-P. Wils , Interdisziplinäre Ethik. Grundlagen, Methoden, Bereiche (FS Dietmar Mieth), Freiburg i. Ue, Universitätsverlag, 2001, pp185 - 212, [Junker-Kenny M.] Book Chapter, 2001

The Image of God - Condition of the Image of the Human in, editor(s)H.-G. Ziebertz et al. , The Human Image of God (FS Johannes Van der Ven), Leiden, Brill, 2001, pp73 - 82, [Junker-Kenny M.] Book Chapter, 2001

Contribution to discussion of 'Autonomy and Recognition' in, editor(s)H. Haker/D. Beyleveld , The Ethics of Genetics in Human Procreation, Aldershot, Ashgate, 2000, pp313 - 314, [Junker-Kenny M.] Book Chapter, 2000

Junker-Kenny M., 'Die "Anschauung des Universums . . . zur Vollkommenheit ausgebildet". Zur Christologie der 'Reden'', 200 Jahre 'Reden über die Religion, Internationaler Schleiermacher-Kongreß, Halle, 1999, edited by U. Barth, C.-D. Osthövener , Berlin/New York: De Gruyter, 2000, pp714 - 727 Conference Paper, 2000

M. Junker-Kenny, H. Häring & D. Mieth, Creating Identity - Biographical, Moral, Religious, Concilium, London, S.C.M. Press, 2000, 141 pp Book, 2000

Das Risiko der Vorgabe. Zur Verletzbarkeit innovatorisch und advokatorisch handelnder Subjekte in, editor(s)S. Abeldt / W. Bauer et al. , ... was es bedeutet, verletzbarer Mensch zu sein, Mainz, Grünewald, 2000, pp61 - 72, [Junker-Kenny M.] Book Chapter, 2000

Maureen Junker-Kenny, 'Die "Anschauung des Universums... zur Vollkommenheit ausgebildet". Zur Christologie der "Reden"' , 200 Jahre 'Reden über die Religion, Internationaler Schleiermacher-Kongreß , Halle, Germany, March 14-17, 1999 Invited Talk, 1999

Junker-Kenny M., Designing Life? Genetics, Procreation, and Ethics, Aldershot, Ashgate, 1999 Book, 1999

Junker-Kenny M., Glaube in der Erlebnisgesellschaft, Theologische Quartalschrift, 179, 1999, p210 - 224 Journal Article, 1999

The Individualization of Faith: Modernization, Church Authority, and the Given Truth of the Gospel in, editor(s)F. Schweitzer / J. van der Ven , Practical Theology - International Perspectives, Frankfurt, P. Lang, 1999, pp219 - 243, [Junker-Kenny M.] Book Chapter, 1999

Junker-Kenny, M. and Tomka, Miklos , Faith in a Society of Instant Gratification, Concilium 1999/4, London:, S.C.M. Press, 1999, 127pp Book, 1999

'Introduction' and 'Embryos in vitro, Personhood, and Rights' in, editor(s)M. Junker-Kenny , Designing Life? Genetics, Procreation, and Ethics, Aldershot, Ashgate, 1999, pp1 - 5, [Junker-Kenny M.] Book Chapter, 1999

Categorical Arguments: Pro-life versus Pro-Choice? in, editor(s)E. Hildt / S. Graumann , Genetics in Human Reproduction, Aldershot, Ashgate, 1999, pp147 - 155, [Junker-Kenny M.] Book Chapter, 1999

Junker-Kenny M., Argumentationsethik und christliche Praxis. Eine praktisch-theologische Auseinandersetzung mit der Handlungstheorie Jürgen Habermas, Stuttgart, Kohlhammer Verlag, 1998 Book, 1998

M. Junker-Kenny, L. S. Cahill, The Ethics of Genetic Engineering, Concilium, International Journal of Theology, London, S.C.M. Press, 1998 Book, 1998

Sinnhoffnung zwischen Verrat und Rettung in, editor(s)J. Manemann / J.B. Metz , Christologie nach Auschwitz. Stellungnahmen im Anschluß an Thesen von Tiemo Rainer Peters, Münster, LIT Verlag, 1998, pp55 - 64, [Junker-Kenny M.] Book Chapter, 1998

Ethical Issues in, editor(s)M.S.J. Pathy , Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine, Chichester / New York, John Wiley, 1998, pp1583 - 1589, [Junker-Kenny M., Coakley D.] Book Chapter, 1998

The Moral Status of the Embryo in, editor(s)MJK / L. S. Cahill , The Ethics of Genetic Engineering, Concilium, London, S.C.M. Press, 1998, pp43 - 53, [Junker-Kenny M.] Book Chapter, 1998

Der moralische Status des Embryos im Kontext der Reproduktionsmedizin in, editor(s)M. Düwell / D. Mieth , Ethik in der Humangenetik, Tübingen, Francke, 1998, pp302 - 324, [Junker-Kenny M.] Book Chapter, 1998

Junker-Kenny M., 'Praxis gegenseitiger Anerkennung? Die Relevanz der philosophischen Kritik an Jürgen Habermas' Ansatz für die Entwicklung eines Begriffs christlicher Praxis', International Journal for Practical Theology, 1997, p41 - 82 Journal Article, 1997

M. Junker-Kenny, N. Mette, Little Children Suffer, Concilium, London, S.C.M. Press, 1996 Book, 1996

Handeln aus der Menschwerdung Gottes. Elemente, aktuelle Fragestellungen, künftige Aufgaben der Praktischen Theologie in, editor(s)B. Henze , Studium der katholischen Theologie, Eine themenorientierte Einführung, Paderborn, Schöningh, 1995, pp131 - 162, [Junker-Kenny M.] Book Chapter, 1995

The Search for Hope Today: Religious and Cultural Expressions in, Christian Resources for Hope, Dublin, Columba Press, 1995, pp26 - 38, [Junker-Kenny M.] Book Chapter, 1995

M. Junker-Kenny, Christian Resources for Hope, Dublin, Columba Press, 1995 Book, 1995

Junker-Kenny M., Die neue Freiheit und die neuen Unfreiheiten, Praktisch - Theologische Informationen, 12, 1992, p433 - 441 Journal Article, 1992

Junker-Kenny M., '. . . die im Abseits sieht man nicht. Praktisch-theologisches Projektseminar in einer Behinderteneinrichtung', Praktisch - Theologische Informationen, 12, 1992, p467 - 471 Journal Article, 1992

The Transcendental Turn. Shifts in Argumentation between the First and the Second Editions of the Glaubenslehre in, New Athenaeum/Neues Athenaeum, 1992, pp21 - 41, [Junker-Kenny M.] Book Chapter, 1992

Church, Modernity and Postmodernity in, editor(s)D. Mieth / C. Theobald , Unanswered Questions, Concilium, London, S.C.M. Press, 1991, pp93 - 100, [Junker-Kenny M.] Book Chapter, 1991

M. Junker-Kenny, M. Krüggeler, W. Möhler (eds), Löscht den Geist nicht aus! (Festschrift N. Greinacher), München, Kösel, 1991 Book, 1991

Junker-Kenny M., Das Urbild des Gottesbewußtseins. Zur Entwicklung der Religionstheorie und Christologie Schleiermachers von der ersten zur zweiten Auflage der Glaubenslehre (Schleiermacher-Archiv Bd. 8), Berlin / New York, de Gruyter, 1990 Book, 1990

Junker-Kenny M., Die Unterscheidung der Geister. Theologische Kriterien zur Bestimmung einer Praxis im Geist Jesu, Diakonia, 21, 1990, p185 - 187 Journal Article, 1990

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

The Irreversibility of Time and the Ability to Be a Self in, editor(s)Brenninkmeijer-Werhahn, Aldegonde , Marriage - Constancy and Change , Muenster, LIT-Verlag, 2017, pp234 - 243, [Junker-Kenny] Book Chapter, 2017

Unumkehrbarkeit der Zeit und Selbstseinkoennen in, editor(s)Brenninkmeijer-Werhahn, Aldegonde , Ehe - Bestand und Wandel im Miteinander, Muenster, LIT Verlag, 2017, pp266 - 275, [Junker-Kenny] Book Chapter, 2017

Junker-Kenny M., The Church of Vatican II: German Theologians in Debate with Cardinal Ratzinger, Doctrine and Life, 55, 2005, p21 - 28 Journal Article, 2005

Research Expertise

Projects

  • Title
    • The Bold Arcs of Salvation History (Berlin and Boston: de Gruyter, forthcoming 2022)
  • Summary
    • In Juergen Habermas's two volume publication of 2019, Auch eine Geschichte der Philosophie (Also a History of Philosophy), the interaction of the two strands appearing in the Axial Age, philosophical systems and the world religions, is reconstructed especially regarding the role of biblical monotheism for the development of postmetaphysical thinking. In this study, entitled, "The Bold Arcs of Salvation History". Faith and Reason in Jürgen Habermas's Reconstruction of the Roots of European Thinking, his outline of the impact of "Pauline Christianity" on European thought is analysed in nine chapters from the origins of Christianity to the modern era.
  • Funding Agency
    • n/a
  • Date From
    • May 2020
  • Date To
    • May 2021
  • Title
    • Self, Christ and God in Schleiermacher's Dogmatics. A Theology Reconceived for Modernity (Berlin and Boston: de Gruyter, 2020)
  • Summary
    • Schleiermacher's theology is a test case for the encounter of the Enlightenment with Romanticism and Kant's Critiques with analyses of subjectivity. Celebrated and contested in his role as "Father of cultural Protestantism", co-founder of the University of Berlin in 1810, his work has inaugurated modernity in the history of Christian thinking. 2021 is the 200th anniversary of the publication of the first edition of The Christian Faith, a thorough reconception of dogmatic theology after Kant's critique of the proofs for the existence of God. The study compares the two editions of 1821/22 and 1830/31 in their method, order and content and relates long-standing and recent debates in German-speaking and Anglophone scholarship to each other.
  • Funding Agency
    • none
  • Date From
    • Summer 2014
  • Date To
    • March 2020
  • Title
    • Migration, Cohesion, Religion
  • Summary
    • In German-speaking philosophical and theological ethics, there has been a debate about migration and cohesion at least since 2012, with even more publications since the arrival of a million refugees in Germany in 2015. It is a theme that brings together different disciplines and traditions of thinking in political ethics, theology and social theory. The visit of Prof. Corinna Mieth, a political philosopher, is to enable an interdisciplinary exchange on philosophical and theological perspectives with regard to migration, stability and solidarity. The proposals of the philosophers John Rawls, Jürgen Habermas, Paul Ricoeur and Seyla Benhabib will be compared on their understanding of reason, of morality and solidarity, of 'public', 'non-public', and 'private' spheres, and of the particularity of religious traditions. Rawls states that the stability of an overlapping consensus depends on the content of the religious and moral 'comprehensive doctrines' that are represented in a society. A longer term perspective for cooperation will be explored, 1) concerning the education of MPhil and PhD students who work on these issues, 2) on contributions to the journal Aequitas, and 3) possible national or European funding projects. Her visit from March 19-22,2019 is being funded by the AHSS Visiting Professor Fund, and Ruhr University Bochum will offer funding of 1000,- for subsequent visits.
  • Funding Agency
    • TCD, AHSS and Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
  • Date From
    • March 2019
  • Title
    • Approaches to Theological Ethics - Sources, Traditions, Visions
  • Summary
    • - Approaches to Theological Ethics: Sources, Traditions, Visions offers an overview of sources and approaches to Christian Ethics. Part I treats its four sources and how they relate to other disciplines relevant for theology, such as biblical studies and hermeneutics, philosophy and the insights and issues arising in a scientific and technological culture. Part II compares current approaches to this theological discipline. Within each of the five frameworks, different conceptions are analyzed for their philosophical and theological backgrounds. They are compared according to criteria such as their selection of biblical sources, their theological consistency, and their ability to contribute to inter- and transdisciplinary perspectives. In an age of globalisation where different cultures, religions, lifestyles and values meet in the workplace, in schools, and in public spaces shaped by religious and cultural traditions, it is important to create possibilities and venues for dialogue. Analysing the variety of approaches to Theological Ethics will help articulate different visions of what constitutes a fulfilled life, of how the moral vocation of each human being can be supported, and of the role of the Christian faith for ethics.
  • Funding Agency
    • none
  • Date From
    • 2018
  • Date To
    • Jan 31, 2019
  • Title
    • DAAD Senior Research Fellowship
  • Summary
    • Research visits to the Faculties of Protestant Theology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich and the Humboldt University in Berlin on my current research on F. Schleiermacher
  • Funding Agency
    • DAAD
  • Title
    • Research Ethics
  • Summary
    • Postgraduate Generic Module developed with Linda Hogan, Irish School of Ecumenics and Cathriona Russell, Dept. of Religions and Theology. Publication: C. Russell/L. Hogan/M. Junker-Kenny (eds), Ethics for Graduate Researchers. A Cross-Disciplinary Approach (Oxford/...: Elsevier, 2013)
  • Funding Agency
    • Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF)
  • Date From
    • 2007
  • Date To
    • 2009
  • Title
    • Interreligious Ethics in the Cultural Dynamics of Globalisation
  • Summary
    • Research focus in the Institute of International Integration Studies, TCD, between colleagues from the Department of Religions and Theology and the Irish School of Ecumenics
  • Funding Agency
    • HEA-funded
  • Date From
    • 2005
  • Date To
    • 2008

Keywords

Biomedical Ethics; Christian ethics and philosophical social ethics; Contemporary Theology and Hermeneutics; Critical theory and Theology; Philosophy of religion; Religion in Modernity; Religion in pluralist democracies; Religion in the Public Sphere; Theology at the University; Theology in the Public Sphere

Recognition

Representations

International and Specialist Advisor to Studies in Christian Ethics 2018 -

Elected Member of the Presidium of the European Society of Catholic Theology September 2017 - 2021

Elected Member of the Board of the Societas Ethica August 2017 - 2021

Member of the International Advisory Board of the International Centre for Ethics in the Sciences and the Humanities, University of Tübingen, Germany; 2010 -

Member of the International Advisory Board of European Theology (ET) Studies; 2014-

Co-Editor of Etudes Ricoeuriennes/Ricoeur Studies 2010-

Co-Editor of Series Practical Theology in the Discourse of the Humanities 2007 - 2021

Awards and Honours

DAAD Senior Research Fellowship 2014

Visiting Fellowship to the Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy 2011

2009 European Cultural Exchange - Bilateral Agreements (International Section, Department of Education & Science, Dublin) 2009

Berkeley Fellowship 2002/03

Fellow of Trinity College Dublin 1998

PhD Summa cum laude, University of Münster 1989

Cusanuswerk Scholarship for doctoral research 1983-85

Memberships

Irish Theological Association 1993 – ongoing

European Society for Catholic Theology; (Co-founder of Irish section with Prof. Eamonn Conway) 1996 – ongoing

Internationale Schleiermacher Gesellschaft 1999 – ongoing

Society for Ricoeur Studies 2010 – ongoing

Societas Ethica. Research Society for Philosophical and Theological Ethics 2001; 2017 – ongoing

European Academy of Religion 2021-