Sondra Ely Wheeler
Martha Ashby Carr Professor of Christian Ethics

Sondra Wheeler is a member of the United Methodist Church. Within the broad discipline of Christian ethics, she specializes in theological bioethics, biblical ethics, virtue ethics and the historical roots of Christian moral theology.  Her current projects include:

  • a book retrieving the Christian tradition on love for a general audience; and
  • a manuscript on the moral character of the relationship between parents and children.

Contact Information

Courses Taught

  • Bioethics and Pastoral Care
  • Christian Ethics: A Topical Approach
  • Current Topics in Bioethics
  • Moral Arguments
  • Ethical Dimension of Ministry
  • Ethics of Personal Relationships
  • Formative Influences in the Christian Moral Tradition
  • PMM: Practice in Ministry and Mission Colloquy
  • Readings: Virtue Ethics
  • Sources of Christian Moral Insight
  • The Moral Imagination


  • Wesleyan University, B.A.
  • Yale Divinity School, M.A.R.
  • Yale University, Ph.D.


  • Wealth as Perill and Obligation: The New Testament on Possessions
  • Stewards of Life: Bioethics and Pastoral Care
  • What We Were Made For: Christian Reflections on Love(forthcoming)
  • Children of One's Own: Creation and the Limits and Parental Power (forthcoming)

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