Jeffrey P. Bishop, M.D., Ph.D.
Tenet Endowed Chair in Health Care Ethics; professor of philosophy, professor of health
care ethics; professor of theology
Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics
Department of Philosophy
- Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Dallas
- M.A. in philosophy from the University of Dallas
- Internal Medicine Residency Training from the UT Southwestern Medical School
- M.D. from the University of Texas Medical School
- B.S. in theology from the Austin Graduate School of Theology (formerly the Institute for Christian Studies)
- B.A. in zoology from the University of Texas
Bioethics, philosophy of medicine; history of philosophy; medicine and spirituality.
Publications and Media Placements
- Bishop, J. P. (2011). The Anticipatory Corpse: Medicine, Power, and the Care of the Dying. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press.
- Bishop, J.P. (2014) “False Gods and Facades of the Same: On the Distinctiveness of a Christian Bioethics." Christian Bioethics. 20 (2): 301-317 doi:10.1093/cb/cbu023.
- Bishop, J.P., Perry, J.E., A1:AM10 Medical Humanities. 29(1), 15-25.
- Gagen, W. J., Bishop, J. P. (2007). “Ethics, Justification and the Prevention of Spinda Bifida.” Journal of Medical Ethics. 33(9), 501-507.
- Bishop, J. P., Rees, C. (2007). “Hero or has been: What is the future of altruism in medical education.” Applied Health Sciences Education Research. 12(3), 391-399.
- Bishop, J. P. (2006). “Euthanasia, efficiency, and the historical distinction between killing a patient and allowing a patient to die.” Journal of Medical Ethics. 32(4), 220-224.
- Bishop, J. P. (2006). “Framing Euthanasia.” Journal of Medican Ethics. 32(4), 225-228.
- Bishop, J. P. (2004). “Beyond Health Care Accountability: The Gift of Medicine.” The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy. 29(1), 119-133. Bishop CV 4 08/20/14
- Bishop, J. P. (2004). “Modern Liberalism, Female Circumcision and the Rationality of Traditions.” Journal of Medicine and Philosophy. 29(4), 473-497.
- Bishop, J. P., Stenger, V. (2004). “Retroactive prayer: Lots of History, Not much mystery and No Science.” British Medical Journal. 329, 1444-1446.
- Bishop, J. P. (2003). “Prayer, Science and the Moral Life of Medicine." Archives of Internal Medicine. 163, 1405-1408.
- Grinnell, F., Bishop, J. P., McCullough, L. B. (2002). “Bioethical Pluralism and Complementarity.” Perspectives in Biology and Medicine. 45(3), 338-349.
- Bishop, J. P. (2000). “Creating Narratives in the Clinical Encounter.” Medical Humanities Review. 14(1), 10-23.
- Bishop, J. P. (2000). “Mind-Body Unity: Gregory of Nyssa and a Surprising Fourth Century C.E. Perspective.” Perspectives in Biology and Medicine. 43(4), 519-529.
- Perry, J. E., Bishop, J. P. (2010). “Life, Death (Panels), and the Body Politic” Syracuse Law Review 60: 999-1021.
Refereed Book Chapters
- Bishop, J. P. (2014). “On Medical Corpses and Resurrected Bodies.” In Behr, John. The Role of Death in Life. Eerdmans Press.
- Bishop, J. P. (2014). “Finitude.” In Dugdale, Lydia. The New Ars Moriendi. Oxford University Press.
- Bishop, J. P. (2013). “Scientia Mortis and the Ars Moriendi.” In Jones, T., Wear, D., Friedman, L. (Ed.) Health and Humanities Reader. Rutgers University Press.
- Bishop, J. P. (2013). “Science, Virtue, and the Birth of Modernity, or On the TechnoTheo-Logic of Modern Neuroscience.” In Guerra, M., Lawler, P. (Ed.), The Science of Modern Virtue. Northern Illinois State University Press.
- Bishop, J. P. (2011). “On the Social Construction of Clinical Ethics Consultation.” In Engelhardt, H. T. (Ed.), Bioethics Critically Reconsidered: Having Second Thoughts. London: Springer, pp. 177- 189.
- Bishop, J. P. (2007). “The broken body and the disabled body: Reflections on disability and the objects of medicine.” In Swinton, J., Brock, B. (Ed.), Theology, Disability and the New Genetics: Why Science Needs the Church. London: T&T Clark.
- Bishop, J. P. (2002). “Men in Modernity: Aristotle, the Genome and the meaning of Life.” In Munhall, P., Madden, E., Fitzsimons, V. (Ed.), The Emergence of Man int he 21st Century. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.
Non-refereed Journal Articles
- Bishop, J. P. (2014) "Renewing Christian Bioethics." Christian Bioethics. 20 (2): 141- 145 doi:10.1093/cb/cbu012.
- Bishop, J. P. and Trancik, E. (2013) “Assessing the Spirit.” Christian Bioethics. 19 (3): 247- 250 doi:10.1093/cb/cbt026
- Bishop, J. P. and Sunderland, N. (2013) “What is it Like to Live with the Label of Disability? Personal Narrative as a Resource for Responsive and Informed Practice in Biomedicine and Bioethics.” Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics. 3(3): 183-186.
- Bishop, J. P., Bedford, E. L. (2011). “Medically Assisted Nutrition and Hydration: The Vegetative State and Beyond.” Christian Bioethics. 17(2), 97-104.
- Bishop, J. P. (2011). “Waiting for St. Benedict Among the Ruins: MacIntyre and Medical Practices.” Journal of Medicine and Philosophy. 36(2), 107-113.
- Bishop, J. P. (2009). “Revisiting Foucault.” Journal of Medicine and Philosophy. 34(4), 323-327.
- Bishop, J. P., Jotterand, F. (2006). “Bioethics as biopolitics.” Journal of Medicine and Philosophy. 31(3), 205-212.
- Bishop, J. P. (2000). “A Challenging Dialogue: A Response to Arthur Frank.” Medical Humanities Review. 14(2), 20-25.
- The Hard Work of Dying: Refusing the false logic of Physician-Assisted Death. Jeffrey Bishop ABC Religion and Ethics 15 July 2014.
- The massacre of the Holy Innocents: Who is responsible? Jeffrey Bishop ABC Religion and Ethics 28 Dec. 2012
- Power over life and death: The amorality of modern medicine. Jeffrey Bishop ABC Religion and Ethics 27 Nov. 2012
- The phenomenon of life. Jeffrey Bishop ABC Religion and Ethics 28 Sept. 2012
- Medicine and power: The biopsychosocial mastery of the body. Jeffrey Bishop ABC Religion and Ethics 21 March 2012
- The end of life and the amorality of medicine. Jeffrey Bishop ABC Religion and Ethics 24 May 2012
- HHS decision shows science, politics joined at the hip. Jeffrey P. Bishop and Mark Cherry Washington Examiner 29 Dec. 2011
- Searching for our selves in this colony of corpses. Jeffrey Bishop ABC Religion and Ethics 7 Nov. 2011
- Return of the death panels. Jeffrey P. Bishop St. Louis Post Dispatch 27 Sept. 2011
- The cultured body and the cult of medicine. Jeffrey Bishop ABC Religion and Ethics 23 Aug. 2011
- Love is stronger than death. Jeffrey P. Bishop St. Louis Post Dispatch 14 June 2011
Professional Organizations and Associations
- (UK) Association of Medical Humanities (Governing Council Member) 2006
- American Society for Bioethics and Humanities
- American Philosophical Association
- American Academy of Religion
- Society for Christian Philosophers
- Society for Christian Ethics