E. David Cook

Dr. E. David Cook is a Fellow of Green College, Oxford and the first Holmes Professor of Faith and Learning at Wheaton College. He is also Distinguished Visiting Professor of Christian Ethics at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky and was named a Senior Fellow of the Trinity Forum in 2004.

He holds a B.A. from Arizona State University, a M.A. from Edinburgh University, a Ph.D from New College, Edinburgh, a M.A. from Oxford University, and a D.Litt. from Gordon College, Massachusetts. He taught for six years at St. John’s College and the University of Nottingham and has been at Oxford since 1979 teaching medical ethics, philosophy, theology, and Christian ethics.

He is founding Director of the Whitefield Institute, Oxford, which funds and supports research in theology, ethics, and education and a Fellow at the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity. He is a member of the U.K. Xenotransplantation Authority, the Council of Europe Xenotransplantation Advisory Group, the Archbishops’ Medical Ethics Committee, The Central Oxford Research Ethics Committee, and The John Radcliffe Hospital Ethics Committee. He is a regular broadcaster on national radio and television on medical and moral issues and has written extensively in the area.

His books include The Moral Maze: A Way of Exploring Christian Ethics, Blind Alley Beliefs, Dilemmas of Life: Deciding What’s Right and What’s Wrong, Patients’ Choice, and Question Time.

He is married and has two grown up children and one grandson. He and his wife are members of Abingdon Baptist Church in Oxford.

Speaker's Bureau

Through the Trinity Forum Speakers Bureau, Dr. E. David Cook is available to speak on such topics as faith & worldview, public life & government, cultural engagement, and faith & science.  Additionally, he speaks regularly on applied ethics in medicine, sexuality, philosophy, theology, and the media.