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Bioethicist to speak at C.S. Lewis Lecture

The 23rd Annual C. S. Lewis Lecture will be held on Monday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Benwood Auditorium of the UTC Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science Building, at the corner of Vine and Palmetto Streets. This year's topic will be "Genes as Resources: A New Image of Humanity."

Dr. Gilbert Meilaender, Phyllis and Richard Duesenberg Professor of Christian Ethics at Valparaiso University in Indiana, is the author of eleven books and numerous articles. He has also served on President Bush’s Council on Bioethics since it was established in January 2002.

This free presentation has been sponsored by Collegiate Christian Fellowship. Funding has also been provided by Chattanooga Community Foundation and the Speakers and Special Events Committee of UTC.

At Valparaiso, Meilaender teaches Christian Theology and the Moral Life, Topics in Religious Ethics, Biomedical Ethics, and Contemporary Moral Issues. He is an Associate Editor for the “Journal of Religious Ethics,” and he is a Fellow of the Hastings Center.

After earning his undergraduate degree from Washington University, Meilaender received an M.Div. from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis and the Ph.D. from Princeton.

The C.S. Lewis Lectureship was established in 1983 by Charles Hummel of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship to perpetuate the Christian and Literary legacy of Clive Staples Lewis.

An Oxford intellectual who as an adult professed faith in Jesus Christ, Lewis’ writings ranged from literary criticism and theology to science fiction, poetry, and children’s literature. Lecturers in the series are chosen for their ability to communicate the message of Christ in the tradition of C.S. Lewis.

Many UTC faculty and staff have served on the planning committee for the 23rd Annual C.S. Lewis Lecture, including: Hurby Franks of Collegiate Christian Fellowship; Dr. Immaculate Kizza, Professor of English; Dr. Joseph Kizza, Professor of Computer Science; Dr. Doug Kutz, Ben Gross Professor and Head of the Chemistry Department; Dr. Charles Lippy, Leroy Martin Professor of Religion; Dr. Bill McClay, SunTrust Chair of Excellence in Humanities; Marea Rankin of the Lupton Library; Sandra Steakley, manager of Computer Services; and Daniel Webb, Director of Personnel Services.

April 1, 2005

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