Gilbert Meilaender

Gilbert Meilaender is senior research professor of theology at Valparaiso University and a Paul Ramsey Fellow at the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture. In addition to serving as an editor for the Journal of Religious Ethics and the Religious Studies Review, he has served as a member of the President's Bioethics Council. He is the author of Not by Nature but by Grace: Forming Families through Adoption; Body, Soul and Bioethics; Bioethics: A Primer for Christians; and The Taste for the Other: The Social and Ethical Thought of C. S. Lewis. His book Love Taking Shape: Sermons on the Christian Life, published by Eerdmans in June 2002, is a collection of sermons that reflect on love as a way of life. Essays by Gilbert Meilaender have been featured on the MARS HILL AUDIO Anthologies “The Ethics of Human Cloning” and “Place, Community, and Memory.” Meilaender is also published on the Anthology, “The Christian Mind of C. S. Lewis.” Short descriptions of the Anthologies are available here


Volume 25

Guests on Volume 25: Douglas Groothuis, on The Soul in Cyberspace; Harold Bloom, on the Gnostic view of creation and fall; Gilbert Meilaender, on the outlines of a distinctively Christian bioethics; Susan Bergman, on martyrs and the meaning of suffering; Paul Marshall, on international persecution of Christians; George Marsden, on The Outrageous Idea of Christian Scholarship; Barbara Dafoe Whitehead, on divorce as a democratic institution; and Leonard Payton, on The Pilgrim's Progress by Ralph Vaughn Williams.


Volume 8

Guests on Volume 8: Alan Jacobs, on novelist Iris Murdoch and how fiction encourages reflection in the moral life; Gilbert Meilaender, on "Random Acts of Kindness," cultivating virtue, and the meaning of kindness; Richard Lints, on The Fabric of Theology: A Prolegomenon to Evangelical Theology; Lynn Neary, on religion reporting's rebirth in the mainstream media; Ken Myers, on Recent Periodicals; James Davison Hunter, on the superficiality of journalism; Howard Rheingold, on the viability of "Virtual Community"; and Dominic Aquila, on Estonian composer Arvo Pärt's Te Deum.