The Accidental Bioethicist (Part 1)
Roland Chia thinks religion and the humanities are key to helping science find its proper vocation.
Professor Roland Chia is the Chew Hock Hin Chair of Christian Doctrine at Trinity Theological College in Singapore, and is also involved with Singapore’s first Christian think tank, ETHOS. He’s also frequently found himself called on to respond as a theologian to issues in bioethics over the last fifteen years.
In this interview, Professor Chia talks about why theology and the humanities generally are relevant to questions of biomedicine and biotechnology; why bioethics is an issue for everyone; why we should resist the commodification of the human body; and how people with very different worldviews can have a productive dialogue about these issues.