Professor Celia Deane-Drummond is currently full Professor
in Theology at the University of Notre Dame. She took up this position in
August 2011 and her unique appointment is concurrent between the Department of
Theology in the College of Arts and Letters and the College of Science. She was
elected Fellow of the Eck Institute for Global Health at the University of
Notre Dame in September 2011.
She graduated in Natural Sciences from Cambridge
University and obtained a doctorate in plant physiology at Reading University
prior to two postdoctoral fellowships at the University of British Columbia and
Cambridge University. She subsequently took up a lectureship in plant
physiology at Durham University prior to turning her attention more fully to
theological study, obtaining an honors degree in theology and then a doctorate
in systematic theology from Manchester University.
During her scientific career she lectured both nationally
and internationally and published over thirty scientific articles. Since then
she has published numerous articles, books, edited collections and
contributions to books, focusing particularly on the engagement of systematic
theology and the biological sciences, alongside practical, ethical discussion
in bioethics and environmental ethics. She has lectured widely both nationally
and internationally on all areas relating theology and theological ethics with
different aspects of the biosciences, especially ecology and genetics.
From 2000 to 2011 she held a professorial chair in
theology and the biological sciences at the University of Chester, and was
Director of the Centre for Religion and the Biosciences that was launched in
2002. In May 2011 she was elected Chair of the European Forum for the Study of
Religion and Environment. She was editor of the international journal Ecotheology
for six years from 2000 to 2006. From July 2009 to July 2010 she was seconded
to the spirituality team at the Catholic Fund for Overseas Development (CAFOD),
working explicitly in the area of environmental justice and climate change.
Since 1992 she has published as a single author or as an editor twenty two
books, as well as thirty three contributions to books and forty three articles
in areas relating to theology or ethics. Her more recent books include Creation
through Wisdom (Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 2000), Brave New World
(London: Continuum, 2003) ReOrdering Nature (London: Continuum 2003), The
Ethics of Nature (Oxford:Blackwells, 2004) Wonder and Wisdom:
Conversations in Science, Spirituality and Theology (London: DLT, 2006), Genetics
and Christian Ethics (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006); Future
Perfect: God, Medicine and Human Identity, edited with Peter Scott
(London:Continuum, 2006, 2n edn. 2010), Ecotheology (DLT/Novalis/St
Marys Press, 2008), Christ and Evolution: Wonder and Wisdom (Minneapolis:
Fortress/London:SCM Press, 2009), Creaturely Theology: On God, Humans and
Other Animals, edited with David Clough (London: SCM Press, 2009) and Seeds
of Hope: Facing the Challenge of Climate Justice (London: CAFOD, 2010); Religion
and Ecology in the Public Sphere, edited with Heinrich Bedford-Strohm
(London, Continuum, 2011).
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