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

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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.
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Table of Contents

Introduction : John Paul II's contribution to Catholic bioethics 1
Pope John Paul II's teaching on human dignity and its implications for bioethics 7
John Paul II's encyclical Veritatis splendor and bioethics 35
Liberty and responsibility : John Paul II, ethics, and the law 51
Bioethics in the ruins of Christendom : why John Paul II's diagnosis requires a more radical cure than May and Colvert provide 73
Protecting persons 93
The human body and sexuality in the teaching of Pope John Paul II 107
Protestants, natural law, and reproductive ethics 121
John Paul II on the good of life 131
Karol Wojtyla on treating patients as persons 151
John Paul II and the goods of the body (of Christ) 169
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