Stephen Pope

"What Can Christian Ethics Learn from Evolutionary Examinations of Altruism?"

Professor Stephen Pope of Boston College delivered his lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22 in Quadrangle Building 264, Saint John's University.

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 was 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.