Playing God?: Gentetic Determinism and Human Freedom / Edition 2

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Overview

Since the original publication of Playing God? in 1996, three developments in genetic technology have moved to the center of the public conversation about the ethics of human bioengineering. Cloning, the completion of the human genome project, and, most recently, the controversy over stem cell research have all sparked lively debates among religious thinkers and the makers of public policy. In this updated edition, Ted Peters illuminates the key issues in these debates and continues to make deft connections between our questions about God and our efforts to manage technological innovations with wisdom.

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Francis S. Collins
[Praise for the first edition] In this remarkable book, Ted Peters explores the fallacies of the 'gene myth' and presents a resounding array of arguments against this kind of all-encompassing genetic determinism.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415942492
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/28/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Ted Peters is Professor of Systematic Theology at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary and the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. He is the author of God— The World's Future and the editor of Dialog, A Journal of Theology

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Table of Contents

1 Playing God with DNA 1
2 Puppet Determinism and Promethean Determinism 29
3 The Crime Gene, Stigma, and Original Sin 65
4 The So-called "Gay Gene" and Scientized Morality 97
5 Should We Patent God's Creation? 117
6 The Question of Germline Intervention 145
7 The Cloning Controversy 159
8 The Stem Cell Controversy 173
9 A Theology of Freedom 193
App. A 215
CTNS Statement on the Gay Gene Discovery
App. B 219
Playing God with David Heyd
Notes 221
Index 249
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