Religious Perspectives in Bioethics / Edition 1

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Religious Perspectives in Bioethics illustrates the diverse and wide-ranging moral intuitions, premises, evaluations, and commitments of many of the world's religions. As such, it explores, documents and critically assesses the moral and cultural assumptions, central beliefs and values, and epistemological and metaphysical understandings that underlie the bioethics of a wide range of religions, from Buddhism, Daoism, Hinduism, and Sikhism, to Islam and Judaism, to the various Christian religions, including Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Episcopal, Southern Baptist, and Reformed Protestant. Religious Perspectives in Bioethics portrays the often widely divergent bioethical perspectives reflected throughout the international community's religions and cultures. Here one appreciates the significant plurality of fundamentally different, incompatible, and often mutually antagonistic moral visions and moral rationalities, within which complex bioethical issues are addressed.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789026519673
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/30/2005
  • Series: Routledge Annals of Bioethics Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 244
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : text, tradition, authority, and method in religious bioethics
Roman Catholic bioethics 1
Orthodox Christian bioethics : medical morality in the mind of the fathers 21
Bioethics in the Episcopal tradition 31
Gospel truth and societal consensus : recent bioethics statements by the Protestant church in Germany (EKD) 53
Reformed perspectives in bioethics 79
Southern Baptists and bioethics 97
Authority and agency : policies and principles in Latter-Day Saints bioethics 109
Jewish bioethics 131
Jewish perspectives on embryo and stem cell research 147
Islamic bioethics 153
Buddhism and bioethics 173
Hindu bioethics 189
Sikh perspectives on bioethics 211
Daoism and bioethics : Daode Jin's doctrine of naturalness and the principle of non-action 221
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