First Year at Xavier University:
Dr. Marcus Mescher’s main areas of interest include Christian ethics, Catholic social thought, and socio-cultural influences on moral formation. He teaches classes that focus on human dignity and relationships; sexual ethics, marriage, and family life; social and ecological justice; solidarity and the common good. He has participated in Xavier’s Alternative Breaks program and Xavier Expeditions trip to Alaska and gives presentations to schools and parishes on a variety of topics related to Catholic theology, ethics, and Pope Francis. Dr. Mescher has presented papers at the Society of Christian Ethics, the College Theology Society, the Catholic Theological Society of America and published articles in the Journal of Catholic Social Thought, the Journal of Moral Theology, as well as chapters in several edited volumes. He is currently working on his book manuscript, The Ethics of Encounter: Christian Neighbor Love as a Practice of Solidarity, which will be published by Fortress/Lexington Press in 2019.