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Human Dignity in the Biotech Century: A Christian Vision for Public Policy
     

Human Dignity in the Biotech Century: A Christian Vision for Public Policy

by Charles W. Colson
 

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ISBN-10: 0830827838

ISBN-13: 9780830827831

Pub. Date: 07/07/2004

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

What will be the greatest moral challenge facing our society throughout this century?

Are we ready to face it?

Editors Charles W. Colson and Nigel M. de S. Cameron, along with a panel of expert contributors, make the case in this book that the greatest watershed debates of the twenty-first century concerning ethics and public policy will surround the issue of

Overview

What will be the greatest moral challenge facing our society throughout this century?

Are we ready to face it?

Editors Charles W. Colson and Nigel M. de S. Cameron, along with a panel of expert contributors, make the case in this book that the greatest watershed debates of the twenty-first century concerning ethics and public policy will surround the issue of biotechnology. In twelve essays they address several of the legal and ethical challenges before us: embryo research, stem cell research, cloning, genetic engineering, gene therapy, pharmacogenomics, cybernetics, nanotechnology and, of course, abortion.

Contributors include
William L. Saunders, J. D., Family Research CouncilChristopher Hook, M.D., The Mayo ClinicHenk Jochemsen, Ph.D., Free University of AmsterdamDavid A. Prentice, Ph.D., Indiana State UniversityNathan A. Adams IV, Ph.D., J.D., Christian Legal SocietyDavid Stevens, M.D., Christian Medical AssociationPaige Comstock Cunningham, J. D., Americans United for LifeC. Ben Mitchell, Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity SchoolRichard Doerflinger, M.A., Secretariat for Pro-life, National Conference of Catholic BishopsWesley J. Smith, J.D., International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assistend Suicide

Leaders in their fields, these contributors point out the crucial role Christians can and should play in the public square. The well-informed and forward-looking perspectives they present will help us prepare for the challenges ahead.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780830827831
Publisher:
InterVarsity Press
Publication date:
07/07/2004
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface - Charles W. Colson and Nigel M. de S. Cameron
Introduction: Can We Prevent the "Abolition of Man"? C. S. Lewis's Challenge to the Twenty-first Century - Charles W. Colson
1. Christian Vision for the Biotech Century: Toward a Strategy - Nigel M. de S. Cameron
2. The Biotech Revolution: Major Issues in the Biosciences - David A. Prentice, Ph.D.
3. The New Genetics and the Dignity of Humankind - C. Ben Mitchell, Ph.D.
4. Techno Sapiens: Nanotechnology, Cybernetics, Transhumanism and the Remaking of Humankind - C. Christopher Hook, M.D.
5. Promise and Peril: Clinical Implications of the New Genetics - David Stevens, M.D.
6. The Human Embryo Debate - William L. Saunders, J.D.
7. Learning from Our Mistakes: The Pro-life Cause and the New Bioethics - Paige Comstock Cunningham, J. D.
8. An Unnatural Assault on Natural Law: Regulating Biotechnology Using a Just Research Theory - Nathan A. Adams IV, Ph.D., J.D.
9. Lessons from the Cloning Debate: The Need for a Secular Approach - Wesley J. Smith, J.D.
10. Biotech and Public Policy: The European Debate - Henk Jochemsen, Ph.D.
11. Confronting Technology at the Beginning of Life: A Morally Grounded Policy Agenda for th e United States - Richard Doerflinger, M.A.
Appendix: The Sanctity of Life in a Brave New World: A Manifesto on Biotechnology and Human Dignity
Contributors
Index

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