Christopher Vogt is Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Studies, and a Senior Fellow of the Vincentian Center for Church and Society at St. John’s University in New York City. He received his PhD in Theological Ethics from Boston College in 2001. His most sustained area of research and publication has dealt with the Christian Ars Moriendi tradition, attempting to articulate what dying well might look like from a contemporary Christian point of view as well as how Christians should endeavor to accompany the dying and face death themselves. He is the author of Patience, Compassion, Hope, and the Christian Art of Dying Well (Rowman and Littlefield, 2004). More recently, his research has focused on Catholic social thought and moral formation. He is particularly interested in connections between liturgy and ethics, and the question of whether virtue ethics might provide a helpful framework for understanding and articulating Catholic Social Teaching.
In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in his own department, he teaches regularly in St. John’s University’s interdisciplinary Master of Arts program in Global Development and Social Justice. He currently serves the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations as an adviser on matters of food security and sustainable development.
He lives on Long Island with his wife and three children.