Stephen R. L. Clark
Philip Clayton
Thomas J. Csordas
David M. Eisenberg
Peter Fenwick
Paul Gilbert
Anne Harrington
Alistair Iain McFadyen
John Perry
Andrew Powell
John Swinton

ABOVE Animation#1: Rembrandt van Rijn, Christ Healing the Sick (The Hundred Guilder Print), circa 1647 ©The British Museum

ABOVE Animation#2: El Greco, The Miracle of Christ Healing the Blind, 1575. Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister. Photo: Hans-Peter Klut

Healing Yéis (gods)

Closing Prayer from the
Navajo Blessing Way Ceremony

In beauty I walk
With beauty before me I walk
With beauty behind me I walk
With beauty above me I walk
With beauty around me I walk
It has become beauty again
It has become beauty again
It has become beauty again
It has become beauty again

Courtesy of Terrie Winson
A philosopher noted for his interest both in religion and science fiction, Stephen R. L. Clark is professor of philosophy and Leverhulme Research Fellow at the University of Liverpool. He studied at Balliol College, Oxford, where he took first-class honors in classics, continued his studies as a fellow of All Souls College, and received a D. Phil. in philosophy from Oxford in 1973. He was a lecturer in moral philosophy at the University of Glasgow for nine years, and in 1984, he was appointed professor of philosophy at Liverpool. He has been a visiting professor at Vanderbilt University and held an Alan Richardson Fellowship at Durham University. Among many invited lectures, he has delivered the Gifford Lectures at Glasgow, the Stanton Lectures at Cambridge, the Wilde Lecture and the Aquinas Lecture at Oxford, the Read Tuckwell Lectures at Bristol University, the Scott Holland Lecture at Liverpool, the Royal Institute of Philosophy Lecture at Durham University, and the Aquinas Lecture at the Catholic University of Leuven. Dr. Clark is a fellow of the Ibn Arabi Society and the Royal Society of Arts. He served as chief editor of the Journal of Applied Philosophy for eleven years and is now a member of its editorial board, as well as serving on the editorial boards of Religious Studies and of the Cambridge University Press series entitled New Studies in Christian Ethics. The author of some sixty scholarly articles, he has contributed chapters to seventy-five books in addition to editing one book and writing fourteen others. His 1993 book, How to Live Forever, made the genre of science fiction sound a lot like theology. His work on the proper understanding and treatment of animals, most recently Animals and Their Moral Standing (1997), and of the living earth, notably How to Think About the Earth: Models of Environmental Theology (1993), have brought him international acclaim. In addition, he is well known for his studies of the significance of our animal natures for our lives as political and social beings, which were summarized in The Political Animal (1999), and for his work on Christian theism and human freedom, particularly God, Religion and Reality (1998). His most recent book, Biology and Christian Ethics, was published in 2000 by Cambridge University Press. Dr. Clark is currently working on the philosophy of Plotinus during a three-year research leave funded by the Leverhulme Trust.

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