Doing Ethics in a Pluralistic World: Essays in Honour of Roger C. Hutchinson

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INTRODUCTION

Doing Ethics in a Pluralistic World is an apt title for this collection of essays in honour of Roger Hutchinson. His academic life has been devoted to serious inquiry into the role and function of ethics at points of interplay between religious conviction and social transformation. His abiding interest in social ethics and religious engagement with public issues has animated his many decades of involvement in ecumenical and scholarly ventures. He began his studies at the University of Alberta in chemical engineering and worked as a professional engineer for five years in the Alberta oil industry. He undertook his initial theological degree at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, and his master's degree at the University of Chicago Divinity School in ethics and society. He completed his doctorate in Christian ethics at the Toronto School of Theology. For nearly three decades Hutchinson has been based at Victoria University in the University of Toronto, first in religious studies and then at Emmanuel College (its faculty of theology) as professor of church and society and as principal from 1996 to 2001.

Roger Hutchinson has consistently claimed throughout his career that in a pluralistic world there is no one set of religious convictions that alone should define a democratic society. From his Chicago experience as a graduate student he has carried into all his academic endeav

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