Germain Grisez (1929-2018)


Germain Grisez, professor emeritus of philosophy and Christian ethics at Mount St. Mary’s University, died this past Thursday at the age of 88.

Grisez taught for 30 years at Mount St. Mary’s. Before that, he held appointments at Georgetown University, the University of Virginia and the University of Regina. He earned his PhD from the University of Chicago.

Grisez is known for his work on Catholic moral teachings and theology, especially for his contributions to the development of the “new natural law theory.”

Mount St. Mary’s has a memorial notice here. There is a detailed obituary in The National Catholic Register.

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