College of Saint Benedict Koch Chair in Catholic Thought and Culture

2024 Koch Lecture

Living Prosperity Responsibly:
Catholic Social Thought and Our Complicity in Harms to Distant Others

Presented by Dr. Daniel Finn

Monday, September 30, 2024
7:30 pm

Gorecki Dining and Conference Center, College of Saint Benedict


Daniel K. Finn is Professor Emeritus of Theology and Clemens Professor Emeritus of Economics at St. John’s University and the College of St. Benedict. His books include Christian Economic Ethics (Fortress), Consumer Ethics in a Global Economy (Georgetown), and The Moral Ecology of Markets (Cambridge). He has received lifetime achievement awards from the Catholic Theological Society of America and the Association for Social Economics. He is a former president of those two professional societies and of the Society of Christian Ethics. For 25 years, he has been the Director of the True Wealth of Nations project at the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies. He has lectured in more than twenty nations in Latin America, Europe, and Asia and has led a successful affordable housing campaign among five cities in central Minnesota.

The Koch Chair in Catholic Thought and Culture recognizes a scholar whose research and teaching involves placing the Catholic intellectual tradition in dialogue with other academic disciplines. The Koch Chair assists the campus community to deepen their understanding of the rich Catholic intellectual and cultural tradition.

About Jennifer Beste
Koch Chair in Catholic Thought and Culture
Professor of Theology

About the College of Saint Benedict Koch Chair in Catholic Thought and Culture

Through an annual lecture and other programming, the Koch Chair provides opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to bring the Catholic tradition into fruitful dialogue with the academic disciplines and explore contemporary issues relevant to Catholic faith and the wider culture.

This approach supports a full range of expertise, from science to the arts and humanities. Consistent with CSB’s commitment to empower female students to realize their full potential and contribute significantly to society, the Koch Chair highlights historical and contemporary women’s contribution to the Catholic intellectual and cultural tradition.

Past Events:

College of Saint Benedict Saint John’s University

Contact the Koch Chair

Koch Chair in Catholic Thought and Culture
Professor of Theology
320-363-5934

Department Coordinator
SJU Quad 355A
320-363-3552