Keith Soko, PhD


Dr. Soko teaches courses in Religious Ethics and Moral Theology. Areas of specialization include Catholic moral theology, Christian ethics, comparative ethics, social justice, health care ethics, human rights and religions, gender and sexuality issues, environmental ethics and Buddhist-Christian dialogue.

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Education and Training

  • PhD, Marquette University Religious Studies and Ethics
  • MA, Mount St. Mary's College Religious Studies
  • BA, Marquette University Religious Studies with Education minor

Areas of Professional Interest

  • Religious Ethics
  • Moral Theology
  • Religion and Politics

Professional Affiliations

Society of Christian Ethics
College Theology Society
Catholic Theological Society of America
American Academy of Religion
Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies

Selected Publications

A Mounting East-West Tension: Buddhist-Christian Dialogue on Human Rights, Social Justice and a Global Ethic. Milwaukee: Marquette University Press, 2009.

"Bishops Don't Speak for Most Catholics on Contraception," (February 4, 2012).

"Which Catholics are Against Contraception Coverage?" National Catholic Reporter Online (February 1, 2012).

"EWTN Offers An Outdated View of the Church," Catholic Messenger (January 29, 2009): 8, 10.

"Human Rights and the Poor in the World Religions," Horizons 26 (Spring 1999): 31-53.

Courses Taught

THEO 101 Introduction to Theology and Religion
THEO 110 Introduction to Moral Issues
THEO 310 Social Justice
THEO 316 Justice and Peace in Comparative Religions
THEO 319 Bioethics and Health Care


Keith Soko

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518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803

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