Edward L. Ryerson Distinguished Service Professor of Theological Ethics, Divinity School
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 Religion and the Human Future: An Essay in Theological Humanism (2008). He 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. The thinkers about whom Professor Schweiker has taught include Martin Luther, Thomas Aquinas, Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, Paul Tillich, and Iris Murdoch.
Professor Schweiker will be out of residence for the 2016-17 academic year.