David S. Crawford

David S. Crawford

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Associate Professor of Moral Theology and Family Law
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
B.A., English, University of Iowa
M.A., Writing, University of Iowa
J.D., University of Michigan Law School
M.T.S., S.T.L., S.T.D., Pontifical John Paul II Institute, Washington, D.C.


Dr. Crawford teaches and writes in the areas of fundamental moral theology, bio- and sexual ethics, marriage and family, and law.  Recent articles have addressed issues such as human action, natural law, homosexuality, condoms and HIV/AIDS, and the anthropological implications of modern civil law.  He is currently engaged in research concerning morality and nature, as well as the theological and anthropological issues arising under modern legal theory, particularly as they concern marriage, family, and the person. He is the author of Marriage and the Sequela Christi, published by the Lateran University Press.

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  • Marriage and the Sequela Christi: A Study of Marriage as a "State of Perfection" in the Light of Henri de Lubac's Theology of Nature and Grace. (Lateran University Press, 2004).
  • “Discerning the Signs of Our Times: Gaudium et Spes, Contraception, and Some Cultural Implications for Marriage and the Family as Natural Communities” in Enlightening the Mystery of Man: Gaudium et Spes Fifty Years Later, edited by Antonio Lopez. (Humanum Academic Press, 2018).

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