David W. Haddorff

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Marquette University (1990)M.A., Wheaton College Graduate School, (1985)B.A., University of Northern Colorado, (March 1982)

Before coming to St. John’s in 1993, he taught at Rockhurst College in Kansas City, MO, and Marquette University, Alverno College, and Cardinal Stritch College in Milwaukee, WI

He has numerous presentations in national and international conferences including: Annual Meeting of the Society of Christian Ethics, National Conference of the American Academy of Religion, Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference of the American Academy of Religion, Annual Meeting of the College Theology Society, Annual Conference of Church History, Annual Conferences of Christian Philosophy, and International Conference Promoting Business Ethics.

I’m currently working on the book: Word and Risk: Christian Social Witness and Postmodernity.  This book principally engages the theological ethics of Karl Barth, while addressing current issues in Christian social ethics, including the market economy and globalization, work and leisure, church and state, politics and war, and social and environmental justice.

He has published the book: Dependence and Freedom: The Moral Thought of Horace Bushnell (University Press of America, 1994).  He further wrote an extensive introductory essay in, Karl Barth, Community, Church, and State: Three Essays. With a New Introduction by David Haddorff (Wipf & Stock, 2004): 1-69.

Some of his more recent articles include: “The Postmodern Realism in Barth’s Ethics” in the Scottish Journal of Theology 57/3; and “Religion and the Market: Opposition, Absorption, or Ambiguity?” in Review of Social Economy 58/4.  He has published many other articles in journals such as: Union Seminary Quarterly Review, Horizons and Encounter.

American Academy of Religion (1989)
Society of Christian Ethics (1993)
Karl Barth Society of North America (2001)
Society of Church History (1990)

Theology 1000C Perspectives on Christianity: A Catholic Approach
Theology 2500 History of the Church
Theology 2300 Christian Responsibility
Theology 3230 Christian Marriage
Theology 3510 Religion in the U.S.
Theology 3310 Theology of Peace
Theology 3305 Moral Theology of the Marketplace