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Anthony Egan SJ

Show BioHide BioAnthony Egan is a Jesuit priest who works at the Jesuit Institute South Africa. He teaches at Steve Biko Ethics Centre Faculty of Health Sciences at WITS University. He also teaches in the Ubuntu Programme for Fordham University at the University of Pretoria. He writes for various journals and publications and regularly offers analysis and comment on politics and the Catholic Church.

19 posts

The scam of populism — and why we fall for it

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It is popular to hear it said that ‘populism is popular’. Is it really? While it may be popular in that it has caught on and seems to be driving powerful, political global agendas, it is far from popular in a far more important sense: its import for us all. Je... More »

Land Expropriation — the moral dilemma

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Jesuit priest, moral theologian and ethicist, Anthony Egan assesses the public debate taking place around Land Expropriation from a moral and ethical standpoint and in the light of principles enshrined within Catholic Social Thought. He warns against doing wha... More »

Doing Ethics in a global church

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Jesuit priest-academic and ethicist, Anthony Egan, recently returned from Bosnia-Herzegovina where he attended The Third International Conference of Catholic Theological Ethics in a World Church. As he reports, the conference offered theologians the world over... More »

Cardinal Burke’s theological can of worms

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Cardinal Raymond Burke’s remarks at a recent conference in Rome, Anthony Egan says, open up the ongoing tensions in the Church over teaching authority, the primacy of the papacy and ultimately our understanding of truth. Burke made headlines when he claimed th... More »

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