Christianity and Bioethics: Confronting Clinical Issues

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Mark Foreman is Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Liberty University in Lynchburgh, VA. He has been on the faculty for 18 years and teaches biomedical ethics, logic, and Christian apologetics. Mark received his M.A. in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary, and an M. A. and Ph.D. in Religious Studies from the University of Virginia, where he concentrated on biomedical ethics. He is married and has three grown children.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780899007557
  • Publisher: College Press Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/1999
  • Pages: 299
  • Product dimensions: 6.98 (w) x 8.89 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 9

1 Modern Medicine in a Moral Fog 13

What Is Causing the Moral Fog? 18

The Meaning and History of Bioethics 21

Moral Justification 24

Ethical Theories 28

Methods of Bioethics 48

2 The Second Civil War: Abortion 61

The Legal Situation 64

The Moral Arguments for and against Abortion 71

Scripture and Abortion 99

Conclusion 102

3 A Good Death: Euthanasia 109

Definitions and Distinctions 113

The Legal Status of Euthanasia 119

Moral Arguments concerning Active Euthanasia 123

Passive Euthanasia 133

Other Issues regarding End-of-Life Care 135

Conclusion 140

4 Death with Dignity: Physician-Assisted Suicide 147

Is Suicide Ever Justified? 151

What Is Physician-Assisted Suicide? 156

The Legal Status of Physician-Assisted Suicide 161

Moral Arguments for and against PAS 168

5 From Cradle to Coffin: Imperiled Newborns 191

A History of Imperiled Newborns 194

Moral Arguments concerning Imperiled Newborns 201

Passive Euthanasia and the Impaired Newborn 215

Anencephalics - A Special Case? 217

Conclusion 226

6 Made, Not Begotten: Genetic Ethics 233

Genetics 236

Genetic Screening 241

Genetic Intervention 258

Genetic Research and Experimentation 269

Glossary 289

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