Visiting professor to lecture on Christian sexual ethics

Eric Wirth

A visiting professor will give a different perspective on human relationships and sexuality on Thursday.

Richard McCarty, associate professor of religious studies at Mercyhurst University, will discuss what Christians believe about what happens at the end of the world and how it shapes their thoughts on sex and morality at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union.

McCarty wrote “Sexual Virtue: An Approach to Contemporary Christian Ethics,” and he uses information from cross-cultural dialogues, natural and social sciences to shape his work.

McCarthy earned his doctorate in religious studies from the University of Iowa, and his lecture Thursday night is free to the public.