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Overview

How should living things and our own human nature be changed in the hands of those who can alter them genetically? How do we set limits, and what goals are legitimate pursuits? Neither the science of genetics nor the theory of evolution can answer these questions alone. This book's contribution to a theological understanding of science and technology helps in showing how Christian theology can provide a solid framework for considering these issues.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664254063
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1993
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 128
  • Lexile: 1310L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 0.30 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author


Ronald Cole-Turner is H. Parker Sharp Professor of Theology and Ethics at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is a founding member of the International Society for Science and Religion and the author of The New Genesis: Theology and the Genetic Revolution.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 7
Introduction 8
1 The Age of Genetic Engineering 13
Genetics and Genetic Engineering 13
Emerging Developments 16
2 What Are We Doing? 29
Intentionality in Agriculture 30
Male and Female in Biology and Culture 39
The Novelty of Genetic Engineering 42
Evolution and Genetic Engineering 47
3 The Purpose of Genetic Engineering 51
For the Benefit of Humanity 51
For the Benefit of Nature 54
In the Service of God 60
4 Responding to the New Situation 63
The Response of Theologians 63
The Response of Churches 70
Conclusions 78
5 Redemption and Technology 80
Christ and the Redemption of Nature 81
The Source of Disorder 84
Disorder Without a Fall 86
Redemption and Technology 93
Genetic Engineering as Redemptive Technology 95
6 Participating in the Creation 98
Genetic Engineering and Co-creation 98
Technology as Creation 103
Genetic Engineering as Creation 106
References 111
Recommended Reading 119
Index 123
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