Conference: Reason, Theology and the Genome

A conference on the ethics of human enhancement
Christ Church College, University of Oxford
9 October 2010

What is the place of theology in the growing debate over genetic engineering and human enhancement? Are theological ideas of interest only to believers? Or, as Michael Sandel and Jürgen Habermas have both suggested, might they be important for society generally, for secular and religious alike? “Reason, Theology and the Genome” brings together a distinguished international panel of speakers, representing many different disciplines and points of view, to consider the relevance of theology to one of the most important questions of our time

Programme

Panel 1: The Science of Enhancement (9.30-11.00 am)
Participants: Paul Griffiths, Guy Brown

Panel 2: The Ethics of Enhancement (11.30 am -1 pm)
Participants: Michael Hauskeller, Guy Kahane

Panel 3: Autonomy and Creatureliness (2 pm – 3.30 pm)
Participants: Anja Karnein/Mattias Iser, Robert Song

Panel 4: Round-table: Theology in the Public Arena (4 pm – 5.30 pm)
Participants: Nigel Biggar, John Harris, David Jones, Stephen Clark

“Reason, Theology and the Genome” is hosted by the McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics and Public Life, Oxford University, with the support of Egenis, Exeter University.

Registration and further details here.

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