This book introduces the various approaches to bioethics that are particularly influential today, both secular and religious, and develops a framework for a Christian approach in our postmodern setting. The authors use many hotly debated issues to illustrate their discussion....
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This book introduces the various approaches to bioethics that are particularly influential today, both secular and religious, and develops a framework for a Christian approach in our postmodern setting. The authors use many hotly debated issues to illustrate their discussion. Valuable to medical practitioners, teachers, students, and general readers, this volume makes a stimulating and substantial contribution to an effective Christian bioethics. 326 pages, from Eerdmans.
This new series of books brings thoughtful, biblically informed perspectives to contemporary issues in bioethics. Whether exploring abortion, assisted suicide, genetic engineering, or other controversial issues in bioethics, these volumes provide principled discussion of the ethical implications of today's medical and scientific breakthroughs. Extremely useful to students, scholars, and general readers alike, these volumes are ideal for classroom use -- in nontheological as well as theological settings.This excellent text offers a broad-based introduction to the field of bioethics. Scott Rae and Paul Cox provide an assessment of various secular approaches to bioethics that are particularly influential today, and develop a framework for a Christian approach meant to assist people in addressing the many pressing issues in the field.Though touching on the numerous debated issues in bioethics, the authors are primarily concerned here to give an account of the central theological notions crucialto an informed Christian perspective on bioethics. Their work makes a stimulating and substantial contribution to a Christian bioethic that can effectively engage the pluralistic culture in which health care is practiced today.
Paul Cox has illustrated numerous books for children and adults, and his drawings have been published in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and other periodicals. He lives in Sussex, England.
Scott B. Rae (PhD, University of Southern California) is professor of Christian ethics at Talbot School of Theology at Los Angeles. Dr. Rae is the author of The Ethics of Commercial Surrogate Motherhood, (Praeger Publishing); Moral Choices: An Introduction to Ethics,( Zondervan); Brave New Families: Biblical Ethics and Reproductive Technologies, (Baker); Beyond Integrity: A Judeo-Christian Approach to Business Ethics (Zondervan) with Kenman L. Wong; Bioethics: A Christian Approach in a Pluralistic Age (Eerdmans); and On Human Persons: Metaphysical and Ethical Reflections (Intervarsity Press) with J.P. Moreland.
Dr. Rae serves as ethics consultant for Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Mission Hills, California; Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, Burbank, California; Corona Regional Medical Center, Corona, California; Santa Ana Hospital, Santa Ana, California; and Coastal Communities Hospital, Santa Ana, California.
He is a fellow of The Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity and a member of the American Society of Bioethics and the Humanities
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