Bioethics: A Primer for Christians, Third Edition

Bioethics: A Primer for Christians, Third Edition

by Gilbert Meilaender
     
 

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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

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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“The Christian who simply wants to get a reliable handle on bioethics will find nothing better than this splendid little book. . . .It is seldom, and therefore all the more welcome, that one who is a master of his field takes the time to walk the nonspecialist through it. Meilaender does that without a hint of condescension, and with an easy style that will engage those who might otherwise be intimidated by his expertise. Highly recommended.”
First Things

“A thoughtful introduction to the ethical questions surrounding medical issues at the nexus of life and death.”
Publishers Weekly

“Meilaender gives his reasoning, carefully worked out from Christian writings, for each of his major conclusions. . . . Concise and definite, his primer does its duty well.”
Booklist

“This pithy little book offers a vision and wisdom rarely found in volumes many times its size.”
Journal of Christian Nursing

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781467437530
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/06/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
152
Sales rank:
439,193
File size:
410 KB

Meet the Author

Gilbert Meilaender is Phyllis and Richard DuesenbergProfessor of Christian Ethics at Valparaiso University inIndiana and a member of the President's Council onBioethics. His many other books include Faith andFaithfulness: Basic Themes in Christian Ethics;Body, Soul, and Bioethics; and Things That Count:Essays Moral and Theological.

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