Dr Mehmet Çiftçi

Dr Mehmet Çiftçi

PGDip, MPhil, DPhil (Oxon)

Public Bioethics Fellow

Dr Mehmet Çiftçi is the Centre’s Public Bioethics Fellow. He read moral theology at the University of Oxford, completing first the MPhil at Blackfriars Hall, followed by the DPhil at Trinity College. He later undertook a post-doctoral fellowship at St Michael’s College in the University of Toronto. Palgrave Macmillan will soon publish his book about Vatican II’s teaching on Church-State relations. He is married and is a father of two.

Contact: pbf@bioethics.org.uk

Select Publications

Journal Articles

‘A Case Study of Catholic Social Thought in Action: Giorgio La Pira, Politician, Jurist, and Saintly Mayor of Florence’, Journal of the Oxford Graduate Theological Society, 2/2 (2021), 77-86.

‘Recovering the Unity of Theology by Means of Mariology’, Scottish Journal of Theology, 72/2 (2019), 191-206.

‘Saint Augustine and the Theological Critique of Ideology’, New Blackfriars, 99/1079 (2018), 20-29.

‘Liberation Theology: a Comparative Study of Christian and Islamic Approaches’, New Blackfriars, 96/1064 (2015), 489-506.  

Chapters in Edited Volumes

‘George Grant and the Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Triumph of Technology?’ in Reading George Grant in the 21st Century, Tyler Chamberlain (ed), Palgrave Macmillan, 2024, pp. 251-269.

‘Religion and Socioeconomic Injustice’ in Oxford Handbook of Religion and Economic Ethics, Albino Barrera & Roy Amore (eds.), OUP, 2024, pp. 629–642.

Other Publications (Selected) 

‘Doctors are sceptical about the merits of assisted dying’, The Times, 1 Feb 2024.

‘The expectations of an oath: lessons from Hippocrates’, Seen & Unseen, 18 Jan 2024.

‘The cold truth of Canadian lives not worth living’, Seen & Unseen, 9 Nov 2023.

‘Lethal paternalism’: why the case of ‘ST’ is so deeply disturbing, Catholic Herald, 19 Sept 2023.

‘God at the Coronation’, First Things, 9 May 2023.

‘Coronation vows and the relationships they make’, Seen & Unseen, 5 May 2023.

‘Why Dante Ditched the Culture War’, The Lamp, 29 April 2022.

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The Anscombe Bioethics Centre is supported by the Catholic Church in England and Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, but has also always relied on donations from generous individuals, friends and benefactors.