Last updated on: 1/17/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Kenneth Cauthen, PhD Biography

Title:
John Price Crozer Griffith Professor Emeritus of Theology at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“My tentative suggestion would be that localities experiment with various forms of legalization and decriminalization to see what would happen, learning from cities in Europe who have tried both. If in time, the situation is worse despite all efforts, recriminalization could occur. I am not knowledgeable or wise enough to prescribe specific legislation.”

“Legalizing Prostitution,” Kenneth Cauthen’s website, accessed Dec. 6, 2007. Original essay published as a part of a chapter in his 2001 book The Ethics of Belief: A Bio-Historical Approach

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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • John Price Crozer Griffith Professor Emeritus of Theology, Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, 1992-present
  • John Price Crozer Griffith Professor of Theology, Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, 1970-1992
  • Professor of Theology, Crozer Theological Seminary, 1961-1970
  • Professor of Christian Ethics, Mercer University, 1957-1961
  • Pastor: First Baptist Church of Locust Grove, Georgia, 1953-1955
  • Ordained by First Baptist Church, Griffin, Georgia, September, 1953
Education:
  • PhD, Vanderbilt University, 1959
  • MA, Emory University, 1955
  • BDiv, Yale Divinity School, 1953
  • AB, Mercer University, 1950
Other:
  • None found