Bioethics: A Primer for Christians

Bioethics: A Primer for Christians

by Gilbert Meilanader

Paperback(Older Edition)



Euthanasia, assisted suicide, organ donation, assisted reproduction, gene therapy and genetic research, prenatal screening, abortion, and participation in research projects are issues that most citizens never thought about twenty-five years ago. Today this has changed. Today these issues in bioethics are a serious concern for many.

How are we to think about euthanasia, assisted suicide and other issues associated with bioethics? How are we to think as Christians?

In Bioethics: A Primer for Christians Gilbert Meilaender offers insight into a wide range of bioethical issues and explores in readily accessible language the difficulties surrounding them. Following each discussion, Meilaender offers a clear statement of how Christians ought to think about each one. Throughout his book, Meilaender stresses the importance of care for the weakest member in our community and the hope that we have, despite our inability to eliminate all suffering, because we have a God that suffers with us.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802842343
Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date: 08/01/1996
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents


  1. Christian Vision
  2. Procreation versus Reproduction
  3. Abortion
  4. Genetic Advance
  5. Prenatal Screening
  6. Suicide and Euthanasia
  7. Refusing Treatment
  8. Who Decides?
  9. Gifts of the Body: Organ Donation
  10. Gifts of the Body: Human Experimentation
  11. Sickness and Health
  12. Index

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