Scholar, Program on Medicine and Religion
Professor in the Department of Pathology, the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and the College
Associate Faculty in the Divinity School
University of Chicago
Stephen C. Meredith works on the biophysics of protein structure, concentrating on amyloid proteins associated with neurodegenerative diseases. He also teaches courses in the Divinity School on The Problem of Evil, and on Human Nature, and the College on James Joyce’s Ulysses, St. Thomas Aquinas, Augustine’s City of God, and other authors, particularly Dostoevsky and Thomas Mann. His main theological interest is in the problem of evil, and in this connection, he is currently writing a book on the philosophical perspectives on disease, which relies largely on fictional narratives of disease. His current interests also center on the impact of biotechnology and the genetic revolution on the definition of human nature.