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Gilbert Meilaender

Valparaiso University

Gilbert C. Meilaender holds the Richard and Phyllis Duesenberg Chair in Theological Ethics at Valparaiso University. He is also a Fellow of the Hastings Center. Before coming to Valparaiso in 1996, he taught at the University of Virginia (1976-78) and Oberlin College (1978-96). Professor Meilaender was a member of the President’s Council on Bioethics (2002-2009), and has served on the editorial board and as an associate editor of the Journal of Religious Ethics. He has also served as an associate editor for Religious Studies Review, on the editorial board of the Annual of the Society of Christian Ethics, and on the editorial advisory board of First Things. He is the author of Body, Soul, and Bioethics; The Taste for the Other: The Social and Ethical Thought of C. S. Lewis; and most recently of Neither Beast Nor God: The Dignity of the Human Person (Encounter Books, 2009).