Jesse Couenhoven earned his bachelor’s in psychology at Oberlin College, a Master’s degree in historical theology from Yale Divinity School, and a Ph.D. from Yale’s Religion Department.
He has published articles on Barthian, Augustinian, and feminist theologies of sin and grace, freedom, natural law, virtue ethics, forgiveness, and retributive justice. He recently edited a focus issue on forgiveness for the Journal of Religious Ethics and published a book on responsibility and inherited sins, titled Stricken by Sin, Cured by Christ.
He is currently writing about the doctrine of predestination. Jesse also spends a fair amount of time arguing about the implications of communitarian philosophies for the concept of patient autonomy with his wife Amy Tsou, a neurologist. They live near Independence Hall in downtown Philadelphia, where they are expectantly awaiting the birth of their first child.
Jesse D. Couenhoven
Associate Professor of Moral Theology
Department of Humanities