The public is invited to Lincoln Christian University (LCU) on Thursday, September 11, 2014, to learn from internationally-recognized speaker and author, Dr. C. Christopher Hook.
This one-day, come-as-you-can seminar entitled “Bioethics: Why the Church should Care” is part of the 2014 LCU Bioethics Conversation. Sponsored by LCU Professor of Theology and Church in Culture Dr. Robert Kurka, this first conversation will be held at LCU’s Restoration Hall from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and is open to the LCU campus community and the public at large. There is no admission fee.
Dr. Hook will address important bioethical topics and how they impact the contemporary American Church, including such issues as the history of American eugenics and the eugenic future, trans-humanism and human re-engineering, justice in medicine and ethics, as well as “Progressive Christianity’s” engagement with abortion and beginning of life issues.
- Christopher Hook is an internationally-recognized expert in biotechnology and bioethics, and is a frequent speaker a tconferences and seminars on these issues. He is the author/editor of numerous articles, essays, and book chapters on biotechnology and medical ethics. The founder of the Mayo Clinic Ethics Council, Dr. Hook is presently Associate Professor of Medicine and a consultant in hematology and internal medicine at the world-famous Mayo Clinic and Mayo College of Medicine in Rochester, MN. He is a Senior Fellow for the Center of Bioethics and Human Dignity and Adjunct Professor of Bioethics at Lincoln Christian University. A returning guest lecturer, Dr. Hook was the featured speaker for LCU’s 2008 James D. Strauss Worldview Lectures. Hook is a graduate of Greenville College (BA) and the University of Illinois College of Medicine—Peoria (MD).
Come for all or parts of the seminar!
9 – 11:45 a.m. What Is Transhumanism?: An Introduction to the Human Re-engineering Project in the Words of the Transhumanists Themselves; The Current Social and Cultural Milieu and the Rich Soil for Transhumanism
12 noon – 1 p.m. Lunch
1 – 2:15 p.m Justice in Medicine and Bioethics
2:15 – 2:20 p.m. Break as needed
2:20 – 3:20 p.m. Healing vs Enhancement and a Christian Critique of Human Re-
3:20 – 3:30 p.m. Break as needed
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. The History of American Eugenics and the Eugenic Future