Reproductive Technology: Toward a Theology of Procreative Stewardship

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  • ISBN-13: 9780829814637
  • Publisher: Pilgrim Press, The/United Church Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2001
  • Series: Ethics and Theology Series
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.35 (w) x 8.49 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
1 Reproductive Options 9
From procreative mystery to reproductive management 10
The medicalisation of procreation 14
Procreative liberty 19
Interests, rights and persons 22
2 Theological Themes 32
God's creatures 32
Embodied creatures 37
Marriage and family 40
The basic tenets of procreative stewardship 49
3 Childlessness and Parenthood 57
Biblical and historical views 58
A biological structure? 67
The ends and means of children 70
Procreative stewardship and receiving the gift of children 75
4 Preventing and Assisting Reproduction 81
Preventing reproduction 82
Assisting reproduction 86
Technology and stewardship 91
5 Quality Control and Experimentation 102
Parental hopes and fears 104
Desirable and undesirable children 109
Healthy babies and perfect babies 114
Procreative stewardship and experimentation 124
Postscript 129
Notes 135
Glossary 143
Select Annotated Bibliography 145
Index 147
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