Christian Response To The New Genetics

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A Christian Response to the New Genetics appeals to both secular and religious readers in the center of the great debate over our new genetic powers. These essays affirm many traditional Christian perspectives and virtues, while also introducing new insights.

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Editorial Reviews

Science and Christian Belief
This book can be recommended for anyone wanting an up-to-date discussion of recent developments in human genetics and their implications for Christian believers.
Medical Humanities Review
[An] exceedingly useful and timely collection of essays. . . . This book should be required reading for all Episcopal clergy, seminarians, and Clinical Pastoral Education students, and for laypersons involved in church policies and practices related to genetics and the pastoral care of individuals and families affected by genetic diseases. It would be a tremendous asset to bioethics curricula in Episcopal and nondenominational seminaries; it is not hard to imagine planning an entire course around the issues and themes presented in this book. It will also be useful in secular academic settings, as a resource for helping medical students and others in the sciences understand how scholars working within a religious tradition look at the science and ethics of genetic technologies. It would be unfortunate if the title were misunderstood. This volume is not simply of interest to Christians, but it is certainly a welcome antidote to the limitations of That Phrase. Well done.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742514997
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/28/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 206
  • Product dimensions: 0.47 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

David H. Smith is director of the Poynter Center at Indiana University and chair of the Episcopal Church's Task Force on Ethics and the New Genetics. Cynthia B. Cohen is senior research

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Theological Perspectives Chapter 3 Basic Biological Concepts Chapter 4 The Many Facets of Genetic Testing Chapter 5 Gene Transfer for Therapy or Enhancement Chapter 6 Creating and Shaping Future Children Chapter 7 The Moral Status of Early Embryos and New Genetic Interventions Chapter 8 Genetics and Genetic Technology in Social Context Chapter 9 The Economics and Politics of the New Genetics Chapter 10 The Role of the Church in the New Genetics

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