Joel Zimbelman

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PhD University of Virginia
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My interests are in religious and applied social ethics and the religious and intellectual development of the West. Most of my research has focused on issues in biomedical ethics (assisted suicide and euthanasia, allocation of health resources, ethics and public policy in health care) as well as an examination of the moral underpinnings of the attitudes that people hold toward these concerns. But I’m developing more interest in comparative religious ethics across various traditions, and find discussions of sexual ethics, environmental ethics and sustainability, war and peace, and health and healing in those traditions to be fascinating.