August 31, 2011

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By Kathryn Kopchik

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Bioethicist H. Tristram Engelhardt Jr. will give the talk, "Bioethics after Christendom," Friday, Sept. 9, at 4 p.m. in Trout Auditorium of the Vaughan Literature Building at Bucknell University.

The talk, which is free and open to the public, is part of an ongoing series of talks featuring various perspectives on re-thinking issues of human community in relation to a broad view of ecology and the environment.

Engelhardt's talk, which will be followed by a discussion, is co-sponsored by the religion department, the Nature and Human Communities Initiative at the Bucknell University Environmental Center, and the student Orthodox Christian Fellowship.

A professor of philosophy at Rice and professor emeritus of medicine at Baylor, Engelhardt is the author of Foundations of Bioethics (Oxford University Press). The second edition of the book was reviewed by The New England Journal of Medicine as "One of the most brilliant books to appear in the field."

A former Rosemary Kennedy chair of the philosophy of medicine at the Kennedy Institute Center for Bioethics at Georgetown, Engelhardt also is a bioethics consultant to the Orthodox Church in America, whose Eastern Pennsylvania Diocese funded this lecture tour.

Engelhardt is senior editor of the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, Christian Bioethics, the Philosophy and Medicine book series, and the Philosophical Studies in Contemporary Culture book series.

His other books include The Foundations of Christian Bioethics, Global Bioethics and Bioethics and Secular Humanism: The Search for a Common Morality.

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