Sacred Cells?: Why Christians Should Support Stem Cell Research

Sacred Cells?: Why Christians Should Support Stem Cell Research

by Ted Peters, Karen Lebacqz, Gaymon Bennett
     
 

Sacred Cells? tells the little-known story of Christian theologians who have been actively involved with leading scientists in the lab to determine the ethical implications of stem cell research. And contrary to popular expectation, these Christians have been courageously advocating in favor of research. Three of these dynamic theologians tell their story in this

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Sacred Cells? tells the little-known story of Christian theologians who have been actively involved with leading scientists in the lab to determine the ethical implications of stem cell research. And contrary to popular expectation, these Christians have been courageously advocating in favor of research. Three of these dynamic theologians tell their story in this book, providing a brief history of stem cell science and outlining why people of faith can and should support research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742562899
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/16/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,312,874
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Chapter 1 The Ethical Prehistory of Stem Cells 1

Chapter 2 From Science to Ethics in a Flash 13

Chapter 3 Working within the Research Standards Framework 31

Chapter 4 Three Contending Frameworks for Stem Cell Ethics 39

Chapter 5 The Embryo Protection Framework 47

Chapter 6 The Human Protection Framework 61

Chapter 7 The Future Wholeness Framework 71

Chapter 8 Ethical Smoke and Mirrors in Washington 85

Chapter 9 The Hidden Theology behind the International Debates 95

Chapter 10 The Vatican's Strong Stand 111

Chapter 11 The Vatican and Embryology 119

Chapter 12 The Vatican Argument in a Cracked Nutshell 141

Chapter 13 Leon Kass, Protector of Human Nature 153

Chapter 14 Jewish and Muslim Bioethics 171

Chapter 15 The Terror of the Chimera 185

Chapter 16 Justice and the Patenting Controversy 197

Chapter 17 The Spiritual Soul and Human Dignity 207

Chapter 18 The Ethics of the Ethicists 221

Chapter 19 Theologians Say "Yes" to Regenerative Medicine 233

Index 243

About the Authors 257

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