John Paul II's Contribution to Catholic Bioethics / Edition 1

John Paul II's Contribution to Catholic Bioethics / Edition 1

by Christopher Tollefsen
     
 

ISBN-10: 1402031297

ISBN-13: 9781402031298

Pub. Date: 04/29/2005

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

"This collection brings together for the first time in an accessible and readable form a summary and assessment of John Paul II's contribution to bioethical issues and theories. It includes discussion of the Pope's views on the dignity of the person and the sanctity of human life, and the application of these views to various difficulties in medical ethics such as…  See more details below

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"This collection brings together for the first time in an accessible and readable form a summary and assessment of John Paul II's contribution to bioethical issues and theories. It includes discussion of the Pope's views on the dignity of the person and the sanctity of human life, and the application of these views to various difficulties in medical ethics such as abortion and embryo research, the right to health care and the problem of suffering." Throughout, attention is paid to the way in which the Pope stands as a recognizably authentic voice for the Catholic faith in the medical arena.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402031298
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
04/29/2005
Series:
Philosophy and Medicine / Catholic Studies in Bioethics Series, #84
Edition description:
2004
Pages:
191
Product dimensions:
8.27(w) x 11.69(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : John Paul II's contribution to Catholic bioethics1
Pope John Paul II's teaching on human dignity and its implications for bioethics7
John Paul II's encyclical Veritatis splendor and bioethics35
Liberty and responsibility : John Paul II, ethics, and the law51
Bioethics in the ruins of Christendom : why John Paul II's diagnosis requires a more radical cure than May and Colvert provide73
Protecting persons93
The human body and sexuality in the teaching of Pope John Paul II107
Protestants, natural law, and reproductive ethics121
John Paul II on the good of life131
Karol Wojtyla on treating patients as persons151
John Paul II and the goods of the body (of Christ)169

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