157 SOME ETHICAL AND THEOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS Brad F. Mellon, Ph.D. The Immortality Institute (hereafter ‘the Institute’) is dedi- cated to the goal of achieving physical immortality through its stated mission to overcome involuntary death. [1] This paper will explore some of the ethical and theological considerations that, in my view, need to be clearly understood in undertaking such an ambitious project. When exploring ethical concerns, I will appeal to the classic Georgetown principles of modern bioethics,  namely  autonomy,  beneficence,  nonmaleficence and justice. I will also consult more specific formulations such as the four interests of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (to preserve life, prevent suicide, protect third parties, and uphold the integrity of health care facilities). Theological consider- ations for the present study are taken from the Judeo-Chris- tian tradition, including the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures and theological reflection by noted scholars. Finally, we will need to take into consideration Delkeskamp-Hayes’ correct observation that ethics can be viewed as an ‘essential ingre- dient’ of theology.[2] The result is that ethical implications are often included or embedded in theological concerns, and should be applied together, not separately.