Jonathan K. Crane is the Raymond F. Schinazi Scholar of Bioethics and Jewish Thought at Emory University’s Center for Ethics. He earned a B.A. (summa cum laude) from Wheaton College in Massachusetts, a M.A. in international peace studies from the University of Notre Dame, a M.Phil. in Gandhian thought from Gujarat Vidyapith in India, a M.A. in Hebrew Literature and rabbinic ordination from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York, and a Ph.D. in religion from the University of Toronto. The co-author of Ahimsa: The Way to Peace, co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Ethics and Morality, author of Narratives and Jewish Bioethics, and editor of Beastly Morality: Animals as Ethical Agents, he is the founder and co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Jewish Ethics. A past president of the The Society of Jewish Ethics, he frequently speaks and publishes broadly on Judaism, ethics and bioethics, comparative religious ethics, narrative ethics, environmental and animal ethics, among other topics. He was awarded an honorary degree from Wheaton College.
Areas of Expertise:
Jewish ethical perspectives on biomedical, social, political, and warfare issues
Comparative religious ethics
Jewish theology, law and lore