Maguire, Daniel Charles 1931-

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MAGUIRE, Daniel Charles 1931-

PERSONAL: Uses original spelling of surname; born April 4, 1931, in Philadelphia, PA; son of Bernard and Catherine (Gallagher) McGuire; married Marjorie Reiley (an author), August 10, 1971; children: Daniel Charles, Jr. (deceased), Thomas Edmond Reiley. Education: St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, B.A., 1953; Gregorian University of Rome, S.T.B., 1955, S.T.L., 1957, S.T.D., 1969. Politics: Democrat. Religion: "Liberal Roman Catholic."

ADDRESSES: Home—2712 East Bradford Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53211. Office—Department of Theology, Marquette University, Coughlin Hall, Milwaukee, WI 53233.

CAREER: Roman Catholic priest, 1956–71. Villanova University, Villanova, PA, lecturer in religious studies, 1960–64; St. Mary's University and Seminary, Baltimore, MD, extraordinary professor of ethics, 1964–66; Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, interim assistant professor, 1966–67, assistant professor, 1967–69, associate professor of ethics, 1969–71; Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, associate professor, 1971–76, professor of religious ethics, beginning 1977. Catholics for a Free Choice, member of board of directors, 1983–89; Religious Consultation on Population, Reproductive Health, and Ethics, president.

MEMBER: American Society of Christian Ethics (member of board of directors, 1970–73, 1975–78; vice president, 1980; president, 1981–82), College Theology Society (member of board of directors, 1973–75), Catholic Theological Society of America.

AWARDS, HONORS: Best Book of the Year Award, College Theology Society, and award for best scholarly book of the year, Wisconsin Authors Association, both 1979, both for The Moral Choice.


The Gifts of the Holy Spirit in John of St. Thomas, Gregorian University Press (Rome, Italy), 1969.

Death by Choice, Doubleday (New York, NY), 1974.

The Moral Choice, Doubleday (New York, NY), 1978.

A New American Justice: Ending the White Male Monopolies, Doubleday (New York, NY), 1980, published as A New American Justice: A Moral Proposal for the Reconciliation of Personal Freedom and Social Justice, Harper (New York, NY), 1982.

The New Subversives: Anti-Americanism of the Religious Right, Continuum Publishing (New York, NY), 1982.

The Moral Revolution: A Christian Humanist Vision, Harper (New York, NY), 1986.

(Coauthor) On Moral Grounds: The Art, Science of Ethics, Crossroad Publishing (New York, NY), 1991.

The Moral Core of Judaism and Christianity: Reclaiming the Revolution, Fortress Press (Minneapolis, MN), 1993.

(Coauthor) Religious and Ethical Perspectives on Population Issues, Religious Consultation on Population, Reproductive Health, and Ethics (Milwaukee, WI), 1993.

(Coauthor) Ethics for a Small Planet: New Horizons on Population, Consumption, and Ecology, State University of New York Press (Albany, NY), 1998.

(Coeditor) Visions of a New Earth: Religious Perspectives on Population, Consumption, and Ecology, State University of New York Press (Albany, NY), 2000.

Sacred Energies: When the World's Religions Sit down to Talk about the Future of Human Life and the Plight of This Planet, Fortress Press (Minneapolis, MN), 2000.

(Coeditor) What Men Owe to Women: Men's Voices from World Religions, State University of New York Press (Albany, NY), 2001.

(Editor and contributor) Sacred Rights: The Case for Contraception and Abortion in World Religions, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 2003.

Contributor to books, including The Paradox of Religious Secularity, edited by Katherine T. Hargrove, Prentice-Hall (Englewood Cliffs, NJ), 1968; Toward Moral Maturity: Religious Education and the Formation of Conscience, edited by Mary P. Ryan, Paulist-Newman (Ramsey, NJ), 1968; American Catholics and Vietnam, edited by Thomas Quigley, Eerdmans (Grand Rapids, MI), 1968; New Theology, Volume 10, edited by Martin Marty and Dean Peerman, Macmillan (New York, NY), 1973; and Beneficent Euthanasia, edited by Marvin Kohl, Prometheus Books (Buffalo, NY), 1975. Contributor of articles and reviews to popular magazines and theology journals, including Cosmopolitan, Theological Review, Humanist, Commonweal, Atlantic Monthly, Christianity and Crisis, and New York Times.



Library Journal, July, 2003, review of Sacred Rights: The Case for Contraception and Abortion in World Religions.

Washington Post Book World, August 1, 1982.