Six Billion And More

Six Billion And More

by Susan Power Bratton
     
 

Susan Power Bratton draws on information from demographers, economists, ecologists, and sociologists to argue that individuals should use Christian values when dealing with the regulation of human population. In this easy-to-read analysis, the author reviews a number of issues and provides case studies and discussion questions at the end of each chapter.

Overview

Susan Power Bratton draws on information from demographers, economists, ecologists, and sociologists to argue that individuals should use Christian values when dealing with the regulation of human population. In this easy-to-read analysis, the author reviews a number of issues and provides case studies and discussion questions at the end of each chapter.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Bratton, a biologist concerned with environmental ethics, has written an exceedingly important book on contraception which combines biblical theology, church history, and ethical reflection with ecological, demographic, economic, and sociological research. She shows how the Christian Church dealt with population issues in the past and considers appropriate policy for the future. This distinguished, thought-provoking analysis encompasses broad historical and current concern; humanistic vision and concern for nonhuman species; theological reflection and scientific knowledge; and consideration for the ethics of societies, political institutions, and individuals. Case studies and discussion questions are also included in this accessible book. Six Billion and More is most highly recommended for all lib raries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780664251864
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date:
03/01/1992
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)

Meet the Author

Susan Power Bratton is Professor and Chair of the Department of Environmental Sciences at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. She is the author of Environmental Issues in Christian Art.

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