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Praying for a Cure: When Medical and Religious Practices Conflict
     

Praying for a Cure: When Medical and Religious Practices Conflict

by Peggy DesAutels, Margaret P. Battin, Larry May, Margaret Pabst Battin, Larry May
 

ISBN-10: 0847692639

ISBN-13: 9780847692637

Pub. Date: 03/28/1999

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

When the children of Christian Scientists die from a treatable illness, are their parents guilty of murder for withholding that treatment? How should the rights of children, the authority of the medical community, and religious freedom be balanced? Is it possible for those adhering to a medical model of health and disease and for those adhering to the Christian

Overview

When the children of Christian Scientists die from a treatable illness, are their parents guilty of murder for withholding that treatment? How should the rights of children, the authority of the medical community, and religious freedom be balanced? Is it possible for those adhering to a medical model of health and disease and for those adhering to the Christian Science model to enter into a meaningful dialogue, or are the two models incommensurable? DesAutels, Battin, and May engage in a lucid and candid debate of the issues of who is ultimately responsible for deciding these questions and how to accommodate (and, in some cases, constrain) Christian Science views and practices within a pluralistic society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847692637
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/28/1999
Series:
Point/Counterpoint: Philosophers Debate Contemporary Issues Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
148
Product dimensions:
5.88(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.49(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Acknowledgments Part 2 Introduction Chapter 3 1 High-Risk Religion: Christian Science and the Violation of Informed Consent Margaret P. Battin Chapter 4 2 Rational Choice and Alternative Worldviews: A Defense of Christian Science Peggy DesAutels Chapter 5 3 Put Up or Shut Up? Countering the Defense of Christian Science Margaret P. Battin Chapter 6 4 Putting Up Peggy DesAutels Chapter 7 5 Challenging Medical Authority Larry May Chapter 8 6 Challenging Medical Metaphysics Peggy DesAutels Chapter 9 7 Respecting Medical Science and Christian Science Larry May Chapter 10 8 Protecting Christian Science from Medical Science Peggy DesAutels Part 11 Conclusion: Agreeing to Disagree? Margaret P. Battin Part 12 Index Part 13 About the Authors

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