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This Mortal Flesh: Incarnation and Bioethics

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Although a proper concern for health is compatible with Christian faith, recent and anticipated advances in extending human longevity are often based on philosophical presuppositions and religious values that are adverse to core Christian beliefs and convictions In this solid...


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Although a proper concern for health is compatible with Christian faith, recent and anticipated advances in extending human longevity are often based on philosophical presuppositions and religious values that are adverse to core Christian beliefs and convictions
In this solid text, theologian and ethicist Brent Waters reflects on the formation, practice, and meaning of the Christian moral life in light of selected bioethical issues.


Theologically grounding his reflections on the doctrine of the incarnation, Waters considers issues such as

biotechnology and physical/cognitive enhancement reproductive technology human genetics embryonic stem cell research regenerative medicine. He also examines the "posthuman project," exploring what it means to be human in light of denying mortality
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Although a proper concern for health is compatible with Christian faith, recent and anticipated advances in extending human longevity are often based on philosophical presuppositions and religious values that are adverse to core Christian beliefs and convictions. In this solid text, theologian and ethicist Brent Waters reflects on the formation, practice, and meaning of the Christian moral life in light of selected bioethical issues. Theologically grounding his reflections on the doctrine of the incarnation, Waters considers issues such as biotechnology and physical/cognitive enhancement, reproductive technology, human genetics, embryonic stem cell research, and regenerative medicine. He also examines the "posthuman project," exploring what it means to be human in light of the denial of mortality.
-Publisher

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Brent Waters

Brent Waters (D.Phil., University of Oxford; D.Min., School of Theology at Claremont ) is Jerre and Mary Joy Stead Professor of Christian Social Ethics at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois, where he also directs the Jerre L. and Mary Joy Center for Ethics and Values.
He is the author of some ground breaking material including Reproductive Technology: Towardes a Theology of Procreative Stewardship (Darton, Longman and Todd, 2001); God and the Embryo: Religious Voices on Cloning and Stem Cell Research ( co-ed. wtih Ronald Cole-Turner: Georgetown University Press, 2003); From Human to Posthuman: Christian Theology and Technology in a Postmodern World (Ashgate, 2006); The Family in Christian Social and Political Thought (Oxford University Press, 2007) and most recently This Mortal Flesh: Incarnation and Bioethics (Brazos, 2009).
Koorong -Editorial Review.

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