William Schweiker, the Edward L. Ryerson Distinguished Service Professor of Theological Ethics and the Director of the Martin Marty Center for the Advanced Study of Religion at The Divinity School, will be awarded an honorary doctorate from Uppsala University at a ceremony January 24, 2014, in Uppsala, Sweden.
William Schweiker’s scholarship and teaching engage theological and ethical questions attentive to global dynamics, comparative religious ethics, the history of ethics, and hermeneutical philosophy. A frequent lecturer and visiting professor at universities around the world, he has been deeply involved in collaborative international projects. His books include Theological Ethics and Global Dynamics: In the Time of Many Worlds (2004); Religion and the Human Future: An Essay in Theological Humanism (2008, with David E. Klemm); and, most recently, Dust that Breathes: Christian Faith and the New Humanisms (2010). His present research is for a book on ethics and the integrity of life. Among previous honors, Professor Schweiker has been Mercator Professor at Heidelberg University (2012), a Phi Beta Kappa Lecturer (2011-2012), and, in 2012, recipient of the University of Chicago Faculty Award for Graduate Teaching and Mentoring.