Ron Highfield

Ron Highfield is Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University’s Seaver College. A graduate of Harding and Rice Universities, his books include Great is the Lord: Theology for the Praise of God (Eerdmans, 2008) and God, Freedom and Human Dignity: Embracing a God-Centered Identity in a Me-Centered Culture (IVP, 2013).


Volume 118

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Guests on Volume 118: Gilbert Meilaender, on the ethical questions raised by anti-aging research, especially its most extreme forms in the "transhumanist" movement; Ron Highfield, on why the modern assumptions about personal identity, freedom, and human dignity create prejudices against the Gospel's account of God and the self; Mark Mitchell, on why gratitude and stewardship should be seen as fundamental political postures; Daniel M. Bell, Jr., on how capitalism nurtures the assumption of the autonomous self; Helen Rhee, on the centrality of almsgiving to Christian identity in the early Church; and Peter Brown, on how the early Church's wrestling with the questions of wealth and poverty steered a course between radical asceticism and careless indulgence.