Christianity & Bioethics: Confronting Clinical Issues

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SKU 899007554

As medical technology advances, Christians can find themselves facing difficult and faith-challenging decisions. This excellent resource helps Christians understand how faith interacts with medical science, and provides a solid foundation from which Christians can draw in facing and making medical decisions.

Medical technology and new treatments are being discovered and promoted at a much faster rate than our ability to reflect on their ethical, social, legal and religious implications. As a result people are often unprepared to make the difficult choices that confront them today:

  • Is abortion ever justifiable?
  • If a loved one is suffering, can we take actions that might relieve their suffering, but will hasten their death?
  • Should doctors be allowed to help patients who wish to end their lives?
  • If a child is severely impaired, can we allow her to die rather than face a life of suffering?
  • Can we use genetic therapy to enhance the human race?
  • Should we seriously consider cloning human beings?

     

  • The way we answer these questions is indicative of who we are and what kind of world we want for ourselves and our children.