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March 22, 2009 Guest Sondra Wheeler
Program:  Love Down to the Bone

Sondra Wheeler is a member of the United Methodist Church. Within the broad discipline of Christian ethics, she specializes in theological bioethics, biblical ethics, virtue ethics and the historical roots of Christian moral theology.  Her current projects include:

  • A book retrieving the Christian tradition on love for a general audience
  • A manuscript on the moral character of the relationship between parents and children

Courses Taught:

  • The Moral Imagination
  • Current Topics in Bioethics
  • The Relationship of the Moral the Spiritual Life
  • Ethical Dimensions of Ministry
  • Sources of Christian Moral Insight
  • Formative Influences in the Christian Moral Tradition
  • Christian Ethics:  A Topical Approach
  • Bioethics and Pastoral Care
  • Ethics of Personal Relationships


  • Wesleyan University, B.A.
  • Yale Divinity School, M.A.R.
  • Yale University, Ph.D.


  • Wealth as Peril and Obligation: The New Testament on Possessions
  • Stewards of Life: Bioethics and Pastoral Care
  • What We Were Made For: Christian Reflections on Love (forthcoming)
  • Children of One's Own: Creation and the Limits and Parental Power (forthcoming)

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