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Scott B Rae

Professor of Christian Ethics

Dean of the Faculty, Talbot School of Theology

Chair, Philosophy

  • Post-Graduate Study, American Institute for Holy Land Studies (Jerusalem)
  • Ph.D., University of Southern California
  • M.A., University of Southern California
  • Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Southern Methodist University

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Dr. Rae's primary interests are medical ethics and business ethics, dealing with the application of Christian ethics to medicine and the marketplace. He has authored 10 books in ethics including The Ethics of Commercial Surrogate Motherhood; Moral Choices: An Introduction to Ethics; Brave New Families: Biblical Ethics and Reproductive Technologies; Beyond Integrity: A Judeo-Christian Approach to Business Ethics; and Body and Soul: Human Nature and the Crisis in Ethics. His work has appeared in The Linacre Quarterly, Religion and Liberty, Journal of Markets and Morality, Southern California Journal of Law and Women's Studies, National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, and Ethics and Medicine. He is a consultant for ethics for four Southern California hospitals. He is a fellow of the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity and a fellow of the Wilberforce Forum.

Affiliations

  • Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity (Fellow)
  • Fellow--Wilberforce Forum

Awards and Honors

  • Excellence in Scholarship Award, Biola University, 2002
  • Fischer Award for Faculty Excellence, Biola University, 1996

Publications

Books

  • Business for the Common Good (IVP Academic, 2011), with Kenman L. Wong

  • Outside the Womb: Moral Guidance for Assisted Reproduction (Moody, 2011) with Joy Riley, MD

  • The Virtues of Capitalism: A Moral Case for Free Markets (Northfield, 2010), with Austin Hill

  • Biotechnology and the Human Good, Georgetown University Press, 2007. (with C. Ben Mitchell, John F. Kilner, Edmund D. Pellegrino and Jean B. Elshtain)

  • Body and Soul: Human Nature and the Crisis in Ethics, Intervarsity Press, 2000 (co-authored with JP Moreland).

  • Bioethics: A Christian Approach in a Pluralistic Age, Eerdmans, 1999. (co-authored with Paul M. Cox), translated into Korean, 2004.

  • Embryo Research and Experimentation, Crossroads Monograph Series on Faith and Public Policy, 1997.

  • Beyond Integrity: A Judeo-Christian Approach to Business Ethics, co-edited with Kenman L. Wong, 1996, Zondervan Publishing House, 2nd edition, 2004.

  • Brave New Families: Biblical Ethics and Reproductive Technologies, Baker Book House, 1996.

  • Moral Choices: An Introduction to Ethics, 1995, Zondervan Publishing House, 2nd edition, 2000, 3rd edition, 2009. Translated into Spanish, 2006, Romanian, 2007.

  • The Ethics of Commercial Surrogate Motherhood: Brave New Families? Praeger Publishing, 1994.

Articles

  • "Should Egg Donors be Paid?", Congressional Quarterly

  • “On the Connection Between Sickness and Sin: A Commentary,” Christian Bioethics 12 (2006): 151-56.

  • “Money Matters—Ethics in the Workplace,” MHEDA Journal, May 2005.

  • “Calling, Vocation and Business,” Religion and Liberty Nov-Dec. 2004: 6-8.

  • “The Unkind Cut of Forced C-Sections,” Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity (cbhd.org), August 13, 2004.

  • “Surrogacy and the State: A Questionable Intervention,” Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity (cbhd.org), October 7, 2003.

  • “The Advent of the Artificial Womb: A Prospect to be Welcomed?,” Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity (cbhd.org), January 29, 2003.

  • “Views of Wealth in the Bible and the Ancient World,” Religion and Liberty 12:6 (Nov/Dec 2003): 6-7.

  • “The Legacy of Roe v. Wade for Bioethics,” Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 7:2 (Summer 2003): 30-38.

  • “How Far Should We Go To Have A Baby?”, Aeropagus Journal 3:2, (March/April 2003): 4-11.

Research Interests

  • Business Ethics
  • Calling/Vocation in the workplace
  • Bioethics
  • Biotechnology ethics
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