C. Ben Mitchell

C. Ben Mitchell holds the Graves Chair of Moral Philosophy at Union University in Tennessee, and serves as the editor of Ethics & Medicine: An International Journal of Bioethics. Dr. Mitchell is a Senior Fellow in the Academy of Fellows of The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity, and a founding fellow of the Research Institute of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. Additionally, for more than ten years he served as a faculty member of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Before joining the faculty there, he taught at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Southernwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has written for various books and periodicals, and is the editor of the journal Ethics and Medicine. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and has also studied at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories in New York.


Volume 70

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Guests on Volume 70: W. Wesley McDonald, on the significance of Russell Kirk’s themes of the "permanent things" and "the moral imagination"; C. Ben Mitchell, on law, wisdom, and the possibilities of pastoral guidance on bioethical decisions, and on why and how the Church should be more welcoming toward the elderly; Carl Elliott, on the medical industry’s move from healing to enhancing self-esteem and idenity formation; Richard Weikart, on the rise of "evolutionary ethics," the embrace toward ethical relativism, and the slide toward eugenics; Christine Rosen, on how and why early 20th century American religious leaders encouraged eugenics in the name of moral progress; and Dana Gioia, on the decline in literary reading in America and on the cultural loss it signifies.