Jonathan K. Crane holds a BA (summa cum laude) from Wheaton College in Massachusetts, an MA in International Peace Studies from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, and an MPhil in Gandhian Thought from Gujarat Vidyapith in Ahmedabad, India. As a Wexner Graduate Fellow, he received both rabbinic ordination and a Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters from Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion. He completed his PhD in Modern Jewish Thought at the University of Toronto. He currently serves as the Raymond F. Schinazi Scholar in Bioethics and Jewish Thought in the Center for Ethics at Emory University, as a Professor of Medicine in Emory’s School of Medicine, and as a Professor of Religion in the Emory College of Arts and Sciences.
An award-winning teacher, Crane regularly presents around the world on themes relating to ethics, religion, health and medicine, food studies and ethics, narrative and rhetoric. He is the author of Eating Ethically: Religion and Science for a Better Diet (2018), Narratives and Jewish Bioethics (2013) and Ahimsa: The way to Peace (2007, with Jordi Agusti-Panareda), co-editor with Elliot Dorff of The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Ethics and Morality (2012), editor of Beastly Morality: Animals as Ethical Agents (2016) and Judaism, Race, and Ethics: Conversations and Questions (2020). While president of the Society of Jewish Ethics, he founded and continues to co-edit the Journal of Jewish Ethics.
Other publications of his can be found in The American Journal of Bioethics, The American Journal of Bioethics – Neuroscience, Journal of Jewish Ethics, Journal of Law and Religion, Religions: A Scholarly Journal, AJS Review, The Journal of Religious Ethics, Theology & Sexuality, CCAR Journal, The Review of Rabbinic Judaism, Anasakti Darshan, The Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics, Studio Bioethica, Nature Biotechnology, Practical Matters, in addition to nearly two dozen book chapters, and the annotated bibliography on Jewish Ethics for Oxford University Press.
He received a Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, from Wheaton College in Massachusetts in 2014.
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