Christianity & Bioethics: Confronting Clinical Issues

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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.

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