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Matthew Puffer received a PhD in Religious Studies (Theology, Ethics, and Culture) from the University of Virginia. His research and teaching explore competing normative visions of the human person, especially rival versions of the imago dei and human dignity and their implications for issues in biomedical, economic, environmental, and war and peace ethics. He recently co-edited a four-volume collection, Comparative Religious Ethics: The Major Works, and has published on the ethics of war, lying, and responsible action in Modern Theology, the International Journal of Systematic Theology, and edited volumes. His dissertation, “Augustine On the Image of God: An Ethical Analysis,” examined Augustine’s understanding of the imago dei as it evolves over a half-century of letters, sermons, and treatises. At the Institute, he is involved in the Human Person project. Matt and his wife Becca, a dietician and nutritionist, have a three young children. Matt holds an MDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary and a BS in chemical engineering from North Carolina State University.