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Unprecedented Choices

Unprecedented Choices

by Audrey R. Chapman, Chapman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0800631811

ISBN-13: 9780800631819

Pub. Date: 01/01/1999

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers

With vast new scientific and technological powers, we face unprecedented choices for which traditional ethics provide little direct guidance. What role can the religious community play in addressing the ethical and theological issues that even science now acknowledges as urgent?

Chapman's work forges a method for integrating ethical reasoning with scientific data,

Overview

With vast new scientific and technological powers, we face unprecedented choices for which traditional ethics provide little direct guidance. What role can the religious community play in addressing the ethical and theological issues that even science now acknowledges as urgent?

Chapman's work forges a method for integrating ethical reasoning with scientific data, focusing on four issues -- cloning, genetic engineering, patenting of life, and environmental alteration. For each, she reviews the work of religious thinkers, assesses the roles of the religious community, considers relevant confessional differences, determines how traditional theological and ethical concepts can be clarified, reformulated, and "operationalized" to meet the questions, and finally she formulates helpful methodological options. She calls for a scientifically informed religious ethics built dialogically from concepts in both science and theology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800631819
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/1999
Series:
Theology and the Sciences Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.57(d)

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