Bioethics: A Primer for Christians, Third Edition [NOOK Book]

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In the face of continuing advances in medical research and treatment, bioethics remains a serious ongoing social concern. For nearly two decades Gilbert Meilaender’s Bioethics has offered discerning Christian guidance on a wide range of pressing issues in medical ethics.

Now in its third edition, Meilaender’s Bioethics covers abortion, assisted reproduction, genetic research, suicide and euthanasia, human experimentation — and much more — in ...
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Bioethics: A Primer for Christians, Third Edition

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Overview

In the face of continuing advances in medical research and treatment, bioethics remains a serious ongoing social concern. For nearly two decades Gilbert Meilaender’s Bioethics has offered discerning Christian guidance on a wide range of pressing issues in medical ethics.

Now in its third edition, Meilaender’s Bioethics covers abortion, assisted reproduction, genetic research, suicide and euthanasia, human experimentation — and much more — in language that is theologically informed, straightforward, and clear. This new edition includes updated information throughout and an added discussion of the need to protect Christian conscience in the practice of medicine.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781467437530
  • Publisher: Eerdmans Publishing Co.
  • Publication date: 4/16/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,254,560
  • File size: 408 KB

Meet the Author

Gilbert Meilaender holds the Phyllis and Richard Duesenberg Chair in Christian Ethics at Valparaiso University and served on the President's Council on Bioethics from 2002 to 2009. His books include Neither Beast Nor God: The Dignity of the Human Person, Bioethics, Should We Live Forever? and The Way That Leads There: Augustinian Reflections on the Christian Life.
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Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition viii

Preface to the Second Edition ix

Introduction: An Approach to Bioethics xi

1 Christian Vision 1

2 Procreation versus Reproduction 10

3 Abortion 26

4 Genetic Advance 39

5 Prenatal Screening 50

6 Suicide and Euthanasia 57

7 Refusing Treatment 68

8 Who Decides? 79

9 Gifts of the Body: Organ Donation 89

10 Gifts of the Body: Human Experimentation 106

11 Embryos: The Smallest of Research Subjects 116

12 Sickness and Health 127

Index 132

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