Bioethics / Edition 1

Bioethics / Edition 1

by Scott B. Rae, Paul M. Cox
     
 

The authors assess various secular approaches to bioethics that are particularly influential today and develop a framework for a Christian approach to assist people in addressing the many pressing issues in the field. Throughout, the authors touch on the numerous debated issues in bioethics though they are primarily concerned to give an account of the central… See more details below

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The authors assess various secular approaches to bioethics that are particularly influential today and develop a framework for a Christian approach to assist people in addressing the many pressing issues in the field. Throughout, the authors touch on the numerous debated issues in bioethics though they are primarily concerned to give an account of the central theological notions crucial to an informed Christian perspective on bioethics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802845955
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
06/15/1999
Series:
Critical Issues in Bioethics Series
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
0.76(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Series Editors' Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Pt. IInfluential Approaches to Bioethics7
1Religious Approaches to Bioethics9
2Secular Approaches to Bioethics54
Pt. IIPillars of a Christian Approach89
3Medical Technology in Theological Perspective91
4The Image of God and the Sacredness of Human Life128
5The Personhood of the Patient157
6Autonomy and the Common Good194
7Death as a Conquered Enemy217
8Distributive Justice and Health Care Delivery253
Pt. IIIEmploying a Christian Approach277
9Christian Bioethics in a Secular Culture279
10A Model for Bioethical Decision Making295
Conclusion316
Index319

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