Jonathan K. Crane

Raymond F. Schinazi Scholar in Bioethics and Jewish Thought
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Jonathan K. Crane is the Raymond F. Schinazi Scholar of Bioethics and Jewish Thought at the Ethics Center. He is also a professor of Medicine, Emory School of Medicine, and affiliated faculty in the Department of Religion, Emory College of Arts and Sciences.

He earned a BA (summa cum laude) from Wheaton College in Massachusetts, an MA in international peace studies from the University of Notre Dame, an MPhil in Gandhian thought from Gujarat Vidyapith in India, an MA in Hebrew literature and rabbinic ordination from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York, and a PhD 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, editor of Beastly Morality: Animals as Ethical Agents, author of Eating Ethically: Religion and Science for a Better Dietand editor of Judaism, Race, and Ethics: Conversations and Questions, he is the founder and co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Jewish Ethics. A past president of the Society of Jewish Ethics, he frequently speaks and publishes broadly on Judaism, ethics and bioethics, comparative religious ethics, narrative ethics, eating, 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
  • Food studies and ethics