Posthuman or Perfected Human? Biotechnical Enhancement and the History of Redemption

Charles E. Test, M.D. '37 Distinguished Lectures Series

April 9, 2015
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Gilbert Meilaender *76Senior Research Professor, Valparaiso University; Paul Ramsey Fellow, Center for Ethics and Culture, University of Notre Dame

Gilbert Meilaender *76 is Senior Research Professor at Valparaiso University and the Paul Ramsey Fellow at the Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame. He taught at the University of Virginia (1975-78), at Oberlin College (1978-96), and at Valparaiso University (1996-2014), where he held the Duesenberg Chair in Christian Ethics. Professor Meilaender is the author of many books and articles in the field of Christian ethics. Among his books are Friendship: A Study in Theological Ethics; Bioethics: A Primer for Christians; The Way that Leads There: Augustinian Reflections on the Christian Life; Should We Live Forever?:The Ethical Ambiguities of Aging; and (an edited volume of readings) Working: Its Meaning and Its Limits. He is co-editor (with William Werpehowski) of the Oxford Handbook of Theological Ethics. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Society of Christian Ethics, as an Associate Editor ofReligious Studies Review, as a Consultant Editor of Studies in Christian Ethics, and as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Religious Ethics. Professor Meilaender’s work in the area of bioethics is well known. He is a Fellow of the Hastings Center and was a member of the President’s Council on Bioethics from 2002 to 2009. He holds the MDiv (1972) from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis and the PhD (1976) from Princeton University.

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Posthuman or Perfected Human? Biotechnical Enhancement and the History of Redemption

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