Boston College professor to speak on Christian ethics

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January 8, 2014

Professor Stephen Pope of Boston College will deliver a lecture titled "What Can Christian Ethics Learn from Evolutionary Examinations of Altruism?" at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22 in Quadrangle Building 264, Saint John's University.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Pope is a professor of theology at Boston College, where he has taught since receiving his Ph.D. in theological ethics at the University of Chicago in 1988. He teaches courses on social ethics and theological ethics, and has written several books including "The Evolution of Altruism and the Ordering of Love" (Georgetown, 1994) and "Human Evolution and Christian Ethics" (Cambridge, 2007).

The lecture is co-sponsored by the Nicholas and Bernice Reuter Professorship in Science and Religion; the College of Saint Benedict Koch Chair in Catholic Thought and Culture, serving the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University; and the Moral Theology Lecture Series at CSB and SJU. The goal of the series is to bring distinguished moral theologians to the CSB and SJU campuses to address pressing issues in contemporary life.