Faculty Directory

Marianne Farina, CSC

Professor of Philosophy and Theology

Core Doctoral Faculty
At the GTU since
(510) 883-2081
Degrees and Certifications

PhD in Theological Ethics, Boston College, 2004
MA in Pastoral Theology, Santa Clara University, 1996
BFA in Communication Arts, Parsons School of Design/New School for Social Research University 1974


Curriculum Vitae

Research and Teaching Interests
  • Moral Theology
  • Islamic Philosophy and Theology
  • Comparative Ethics and Social Theory
  • Interfaith Dialogue
Selected Publications
  • "Teaching Comparative Theological Ethics," in Listening: Journal of Communication Ethics, Religion, and Culture, Summer 2013.
  • "Muslim and Christian Principles of Debate: Renewing Discourse in the Public Square," in Engaging the Other: Public Policy and the Clash of Ignorance, eds. Karim H. Karim and Mahmoud Eid. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2013.
  • "Theological Ethics of Abu Hamid al-Ghazali," in Al-Ghazali in the Mirror of Islamic Studies, ed. Jorgen Ballus. Germany: University of Osnabruck Press, 2013.
  • Pursuing Meaning and Method for a Living Faith: Ethical-Religious Challenges" Studies in Interreligious Dialogue, Fall 2011.
  • "What is Sharia?: An Introduction by Wael B. Hallaq" (Book Review) Ethiopian Journal of Religious Studies, Fall 2011.
  • "Human Rights Discourse across Religious Traditions," in Listening: Journal of Communication Ethics, Religion, and Culture, Fall 2010.