POGOS: Patrick T. Smith on Bioethics, End of Life Care, and Transhumanism

Jonathan Rutledge
Thursday 25 July 2019

This week in Pogos we welcome Professor Patrick Smith to the podcast. In it, he walks us through some basics in moral theology and ethics, talks about his own background getting into questions of bioethics and philosophical theology, and walks us through some of his recent thinking on end of life care and transhumanism. We hope you enjoy!


Patrick T. Smith (Associate Research Professor of Theological Ethics and Bioethics & Senior Fellow at the Kenan Institute for Ethics @ Duke University) is, along with his appointment at the Divinity School, is associate faculty with the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities, and History of Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. He has specific academic interests in the areas of bioethics, social ethics, Black Church studies, and philosophical theology. He was named a 2016-2017 Henry Luce III Fellow in Theology. His work and service in bioethics and social ethics has spanned academic, professional, community, and ecclesial spaces.


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Jonathan C Rutledge is a producer and host of the Logos Institute’s official podcast, Pogos. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Oklahoma, where he studied under Linda T. Zagzebski, and he holds a Ph.D. in divinity from the University of St Andrews where he studied under Alan J. Torrance and where he currently serves as a research fellow. His primary academic interests lie in the areas of epistemology, philosophy of religion, and systematic & analytic theology. His current projects include a monograph on the nature of forgiveness & a sacrificial model of atonement, philosophical Arminianism as an account of divine creation, and constructing a Foley-inspired account of epistemic rationality & defeat.


Kimberley Kroll is a Ph.D
. candidate at the Logos Insitute writing, under the supervision of Professor Michael C. Rea and Doctor T.J. Lang, on the nature of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. She plans to provide a biblical account of the Indwelling such that an ontological model of the Spirit’s Indwelling can be faithfully constructed. 









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