is the H. Parker Sharp Professor of Theology and Ethics at Pittsburgh
Theological Seminary, a position that relates theology and ethics to
developments in science and technology. An ordained minister of the United
Church of Christ, Cole-Turner serves on the Advisory Board of the John Templeton
Foundation and on the Program of Dialogue on Science, Ethics and Religion of the
American Association for the Advancement of Science, where he recently
co-chaired a two-year study of the ethical and religious implications of human
germ line modification.
Cole-Turner is the author of The New
Genesis: Theology and the Genetic Revolution (1993) and co-author of Pastoral
Genetics: Theology and Care at the Beginning of Life (1996), which
was awarded a 1997 Prize for Outstanding Books in Theology and Science from the
John Templeton Foundation. He is the editor of Human
Cloning: Religious Responses (1997) and of Beyond
Cloning: Religion and the Remaking of Humanity (2001).
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