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Scott Rae Ph.D.

Professor of Philosophy of Religion and Ethics Chair, Philosophy of Religion and Ethics at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University.

  • Ph.D., University of Southern California
  • M.A., University of Southern California
  • Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Southern Methodist University
  • Post-Graduate Study, American Institute for Holy Land Studies (Jerusalem)

Scott Rae specializes in applying Christian ethics to medicine and the marketplace. He has authored 6 books in ethics.

Expertise

  • Business
    Consulting: Medical Ethics, Business Ethics
    Training: Ethical Decision Making
  • Ministry
    Consulting: Ministry Ethics
    Training: Ethical Decision Making

Working Experience

Dr. Rae's primary interests are medical ethics and business ethics, dealing with the application of Christian ethics to medicine and the marketplace. He has authored 6 books in ethics including The Ethics of Commercial Surrogate Motherhood; Moral Choices: An Introduction to Ethics; Brave New Families: Biblical Ethics and Reproductive Technologies; Beyond Integrity: A Judeo-Christian Approach to Business Ethics; and Body and Soul: Human Nature and the Crisis in Ethics. His work has appeared in The Linacre Quarterly, Religion and Liberty, Journal of Markets and Morality, Southern California Journal of Law and Women's Studies, National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, and Ethics and Medicine. He is a consultant for ethics for four Southern California hospitals. He is a fellow of the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity and a fellow of the Wilberforce Forum.

Family

Dr. Rae is married with three teenage boys and spends free time coaching their sports and being on the road crew for one of the boy's rock band. They live in Irvine and attend Mariners Church.

Others

Affiliations  

  • Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity (Member)
  • Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Mission Hills, CA (Ethicist)
  • Coastal Communities Hospital, Santa Ana, CA (Ethicist)
  • Santa Ana Hospital Medical Center, Santa Ana, CA (Ethicist)
  • Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, Burbank, CA (Ethicist)
  • Western Medical Center, Santa Ana, CA (Ethicist)
     

Awards and Honors  

  •  Fischer Award for Faculty Excellence, Biola University, 1996
  •  Excellence in Scholarship Award, Biola University, 2002

Publications

Books

  •  "The Ethics of Commercial Surrogate Motherhood: Brave New Families?" Praeger Publishing, 1994.
  •  "Moral Choices: An Introduction to Ethics." Zondervan Publishing House, 2nd edition, published in (1995) 2000.
  •  "Brave New Families: Biblical Ethics and Reproductive Technologies." Baker Book House, 1996.
  •  "Beyond Integrity: A Judeo-Christian Approach to Business Ethics." co-edited with Kenman L. Wong, Zondervan Publishing House, 2nd edition, published in (1996) 2004.
  •  "Embryo Research and Experimentation." Crossroads Monograph Series on Faith and Public Policy, 1997.
  •  "Bioethics: A Christian Approach in a Pluralistic Age." co-authored with Paul M. Cox, Eerdmans, 1999.
  •  "Body and Soul: Human Nature and the Crisis in Ethics." co-authored with JP Moreland, Intervarsity Press, 2000.

 
Articles

  •  "Spare Parts From the Unborn?: The Ethics of Fetal Tissue Transplants." Christian Research Institute Journal, 14:2, Fall 1991. Pp. 28-33. Reprinted in Francis J. Beckwith, ed., Do the Right Thing: A Philosophical Dialogue on the Moral and Social Issues of Our Time, Jones and Bartlett, 1996. Pp. 277-283.
  •  "Ethical Issues in Human Fetal Tissue Transplantation." with Dr. Christopher M. DeGiorgio (Assistant Professor of Neurology, University of Southern California School of Medicine), The Linacre Quarterly, 58:3, November, 1991. Pp. 12-32.
  •  Introduction and Commentary on "Ecclesiastes." "Song of Solomon." "Titus." for The Life Recovery Bible, Tyndale, 1992.
  •  "Views of Human Nature at the Edges of Life: Personhood and Medical Ethics." Christian Perspectives on Being Human: A Multidisciplinary Approach, ed. J.P. Moreland and David Ciocchi, Baker Book House, 1993. Pp. 235-256.
  •  "The California Euthanasia Initiative." The Linacre Quarterly, 59:4, November 1992. Pp. 5-14.
  •  "Brave New Families? The Ethics of the New Reproductive Technologies." in Christian Research Journal, 15:4, Spring 1993. Pp. 8-15.
  •  "Whose Child Is This?: Determining Motherhood in Surrogate Motherhood." Journal of Women's Health, 3:1, 1994. Pp. 54-65.
  •  "Reproductive Technologies and a Theology of the Family." Ethics and Medicine, February 1994. Pp. 12-23.
  •  "Parental Rights and the Determination of Motherhood in Surrogate Motherhood Arrangements." Southern California Review of Law and Women's Studies, 3:2, 1995. Pp. 301-359.
  •  "Pregnancy for Profit: Legal and Moral Aspects of Commercial Surrogate Motherhood." in Bioethics and the Future of Medicine, ed. Nigel Cameron and John Kilner, Eerdmans/Paternoster, 1995.
  •  "The Moral Status of Fetuses and Embryos." with John A. Mitchell, in The Silent Subject, ed. Brad Stetson, Praeger, 1996.
  •  "Prenatal Genetic Testing, Abortion and Beyond." John F. Kilner, ed., in Genetic Ethics, Eerdmans/Paternoster, 1997.
  •  Review of "Strange Virtues: Ethics in a Multicultural World." by Bernard T. Adeney, in Christian Scholar's Review 25, no. 4, June 1996. Pp. 512-514.
  •  "Case in Point: Failed Suicide Attempt." with Maurice Bernstein M.D., Medical Ethics Advisor, October 1997. Pp. 10-12.
  •  Review of "Religion and Medical Ethics." ed. Allen Verhey, Christian Scholar's Review, 27:1, Fall 1997. Pp. 137-138.
  •  "Ethical Issues and Concerns About Human Cloning." Gary Stewart, ed., in Genetic Engineering: A Christian Response, Kregel, forthcoming in spring 1998.
  •  Review of "Overcoming Infertility: A Compassionate Guide for Getting Pregnant." by Robert Jansen, M.D., W.H. Freeman, 1997, in Ethics and Medicine, 14:2, 1998. P. 63.
  •  "Surrogate Motherhood." in John F. Kilner, et.,al., eds., The Reproduction Revolution: A Christian Appraisal of Sexuality, Reproductive Technologies and the Family, Eerdmans, 2000. Pp. 113-123.
  •  "Money and Health Care in the New Millennium." forthcoming in John F. Kilner, et., al., eds., Bioethics in the New Millennium, Eerdmans.
     

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