Kari-Shane Davis Zimmerman


Associate Professor, College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University

Phone: 320-363-5946
Office: Main Building (CSB), #437
Email: kdavis@csbsju.edu

Areas of Interest:

Catholic Moral Theology/Christian Ethics
Sexual Ethics
Catholic Social Teaching/Economic Ethics
Feminist Theology
John Paul II

Courses Taught:

Family, Church and Society (TU/Gender)
The Moral Vision of John Paul II (TU/Gender)
Contemporary Moral Problems: Lies, Sex, and Work (ETHS)
The Biblical Tradition
Women's Theological Perspectives (TU/Gender)


"Centesimus Annus Twenty Years Later: Toward Christian Economic Practices That Reflect An Authentic Vision Of Human Creativity," forthcoming Fall 2011 in The Journal of Catholic Social Thought (Villanova University). 

"God, Creation, and the Environment: Feminist Theological Perspectives," in Green Discipleship: Catholic Theological Ethics and the Environment. Edited by Tobias Winright. Winona, MN: Saint Mary's Press, forthcoming September 2011.

"Hooking Up: Sex, Theology, and Today's 'Unhooked' Dating Practices" in Horizons: The Journal of the College Theology Society. 37/1 (2010): 72-91. 

"In Control?: Hooking Up and the Practice of Relationships," in Leaving and Coming Home: New Wineskins for Catholic Sexual Ethics. Edited by David Cloutier. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books/Wipf & Stock, June 2010.

"Neither Social Revolution nor Utopian Ideal: A Fresh Look at Luke's Community of Goods Practice for Christian Economic Reflection in Acts 4:32-35." The Heythrop Journal XLVIII (online publication date 24 November 2010).


Book Reviews:

"The Catholic Church on Marital Intercourse," in Horizons: The Journal of the College Theology Society. 37/1 (Spring 2010): 160-161. 

"The Sins of the Fathers: The Law and Theology of Illigitimacy Reconsidered," forthcoming in Horizons: The Journal of the College Theology Society, Spring 2011. 


"The Role of Human Creativity in Centesimus Annus and Its Implications for Christian Economic Ethics," Second Conference of Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church Meeting, "In the Currents of History: From Trent to the Future," Trent, Italy, July 24-27, 2010

"The Little White Pill: Contraception and Its Influence on the 'Un-Hooked' Dating Practices of Today's Young Men and Women,"  Catholic Theological Society of America Annual Meeting, Miami, Florida, June 2008

"Controversial Conversations on a Catholic Campus: A Report on Research," with Dr. Dan McKanan, American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature Meeting, Washington, D.C., November 2006