William Schweiker

 William Schweiker

Address1025 East 58th Street
Swift Hall
Chicago, IL 60637

Distinguished Service Professor of Theological Ethics in the Divinity, University of Chicago Divinity School

M.Div., Duke University,
Ph.D., University of Chicago,

William Schweiker works in the field of theological ethics. His scholarship and teaching engage theological and ethical questions attentive to global dynamics, comparative religious ethics, the history of ethics, and hermeneutical philosophy. Professor Schweiker’s books include Mimetic Reflections: A Study in Hermeneutics, Theology and Ethics (1990); Responsibility and Christian Ethics (1995); Power, Value and Conviction: Theological Ethics in the Postmodern Age (1998); Theological Ethics and Global Dynamics: In the Time of Many Worlds (2004); and, most recently, he coauthored Religion and the Human Future: An Essay in Theological Humanism (2008). Schweiker has published numerous articles and award-winning essays, as well as edited and contributed to six volumes, including, most recently, Humanity Before God: Contemporary Faces of Jewish, Christian and Islamic Ethics (2006). Professor Schweiker is also chief editor and contributor to A Companion to Religious Ethics (2004), a comprehensive and innovative work in the field of comparative religious ethics. He is currently working on a forthcoming book with Wiley-Blackwell, titled Religious Ethics: An Introduction. His current research is for a book on ethics and the integrity of life. Professor Schweiker is an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church.

Areas of Interest

Theological Ethics;

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