Handbook Of Bioethics And Religion

Hardcover | August 10, 2006

EditorDavid E. Guinn

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What role should religion play in a religiously pluralistic liberal society? Public bioethics unavoidably raises this question in a particularly insistent fashion. As the 20 papers in this collection demonstrate, the issues are complex and multifaceted. The authors address specific and highlycontested issues as assisted suicide, stem cell research, cloning, reproductive health, and alternative medicine as well as more general questions such as who legitimately speaks for religion in public bioethics, what religion can add to our understanding of justice, and the value of faith-basedcontributions to healthcare. Christian (Catholic and Protestant), Jewish, Islamic, and Buddhist viewpoints are represented. The first book to focus on the interface of religion and bioethics, this collection fills a significant void in the literature.

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What role should religion play in a religiously pluralistic liberal society? Public bioethics unavoidably raises this question in a particularly insistent fashion. As the 20 papers in this collection demonstrate, the issues are complex and multifaceted. The authors address specific and highlycontested issues as assisted suicide, stem c...

David E. Guinn is Executive Director, International Human Rights Law Institute, DePaul University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:456 pages, 6.42 × 9.21 × 1.42 inPublished:August 10, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195178734

ISBN - 13:9780195178739

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