Leading Orthodox Bioethicist To Speak at Bucknell

LEWISBURG – Orthodox Christian bioethicist and physcian Dr. Tristram Engelhardt will speak on “Bioethics after Christendom” at Bucknell University on Friday, September 9 at 4 p.m. in Trout Auditorium, with discussion afterward.

In his talk, Engelhardt will explore ethical concerns in health care and western culture from a distinctly Orthodox Christian point of view. His visit through our region is being sponsored by the Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania (Orthodox Church in America); the Orthodox Christian Fellowship at Bucknell is one of the lecture’s co-sponsors.

Dr. Engelhardt (who is both a Ph.D. and an M.D.) is a professor of philosophy at Rice and emeritus of medicine at Baylor. He is also the senior editor of the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, Christian Bioethics, among others. Perhaps his most notable work is entitled “Foundations of Bioethics” (Oxford), which was reviewed by The New England Journal of Medicine as “one of the most brilliant books to appear in the field.”

The talk will be followed by a time of discussion.