Trinity Evangelical Divinity School



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Faculty Since 2007

Michael J. Sleasman, PhD

Managing Director & Research Scholar, The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity, Affiliate Professor of Bioethics


BA, Malone College
MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School


Dr. Sleasman’s doctoral research explored the theological and ethical dimensions of eschatological hope in light of virtue theory. He teaches regularly at the undergraduate and graduate level in the areas of philosophy, theology, ethics, and cultural engagement. His areas of research specialization include the theological engagement of bioethical issues with particular emphasis on biotechnology, other emerging technologies, and human futures, as well as the intersection of technology, ethics, and culture in general.

Dr. Sleasman serves on the Board of Reference for the Christian Institute on Disability for Joni & Friends, International. He has been interviewed on a wide range of bioethical issues for a number of print and radio media sources. He and his wife, Cindy, have two children.

Selected Publications

He is the editor of Dignitas, the quarterly publication of The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity to which he has contributed several articles over the years. He is the co-editor with Kevin Vanhoozer and Charles Anderson of Everyday Theology: How to Read Cultural Texts and Interpret Trends (Baker Academic, 2007). Some of his other publications include articles on “Post-Conservative Theology” and “New Technologies and Christianity” for the Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization edited by George Kurian (Blackwell, 2011), and the book chapter he co-authored with Paige Comstock Cunningham “Exploitation in the Global Medical Enterprise: Bioethics & Social Injustice” in Social Injustice: What Evangelicals Need to Know about the World edited by Michael Cooper and William Moulder (Timothy Center, 2011).

Awards, Affiliations, and Achievements


Member of:

  • American Academy of Religion
  • American Scientific Affiliation
  • American Society of Bioethics and the Humanities
  • Evangelical Theological Society
  • Society for Christian Ethics


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