Stephen G. Post

Stephen G. Post is Professor of Preventive Medicine and Founding Director of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics at Stony Brook University School of Medicine. He previously taught in the department of bioethics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He is also a senior research scholar in the Becket Institute at St. Hugh's College, and president of the Institute for Research on Unlimited Love. He earned his Ph.D. in philosophical and religious ethics from the University of Chicago. His articles have been published in various books and periodicals, including The Journal of Religion, The American Journal of Psychiatry, The Journal of the American Medical Association, and The Journal of the American Academy of Religion, and in his work he focuses on cognitive disabilities and dementia, family caregivers and the ethics of the family, and altruism and compassionate love in the context of scientific research, philosophy, religion, ethics, and the professions.


Volume 65

Guests on Volume 65: Stephen G. Post, on why there should be more room for public forms of religious expression; Glenn C. Altschuler, on the advent of rock 'n' roll, and the various fears it created; Mark Oppenheimer, on the importance of style and the rise of radical informality; Johnny Cash, on faith, vocation, the Incarnation, and the Last Supper; George Marsden, on how Jonathan Edwards understood world history and the American experience; and Julian Johnson, on various misunderstandings about classical music, the differences between music as art and music as commodity, and on expectations of immediate gratification in music.