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Jon Shields

Instructor of Religion


  • Christian Ethics 
  • Theology 
  • Antropology of Religion 
  • Women and Gender in Religion


  • University Presidential Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Notre Dame, 2014,2017
  • Political Theology Network Mentoring Initiative at AAR, 2017-2018
  • $10,000 Nanovic Institute for European Studies Conference Grant (co-coordinator) 


  • B.A., St. John's College (Annapolis), 2088
  • M.A., Cambridge University, 2010
  • M. Div., Yale University Divinity School, 2014
  • Ph.D., University of Notre Dame (ABD)


  • Shields, Jon Kara and Kyle Lambelet. (2021) "Finding God in the Fieldnotes: Christian ethics and the turn to ethnography.” Ecclesial Practices, 8:1.

  • Shields, Jon Kara. (2020) “Courage.” Syndicate Symposium: Sins and Virtues in American Public Life, https://syndicate.network/symposia/theology/sins-virtues-in-american-public-life/#courage

  • Shields, Jon Kara. (2019) “‘All About Redemption’: Bail Outs, Second Chances, and Pretrial Justice.” Political Theology Network​. https://politicaltheology.com/all-about-red emption-bail-outs-second-chances-and-pretrial-justice/ 

  • Shields, Jon Kara. (2019) “Mothering Theo-Political Ideology: Natural Law, Empirical Facts, and Discourse Politics.” in Scripture, Tradition, and Reason in Christian Ethics: Normative Dimensions,eds. Bharat Ranganathan and Derek Woodard-Lehman, Palgrave Macmillian, pp. 207-231.