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BioEngagement : Making a Christian Difference Through Bioethics Today :  Making a Christian Difference Through Bioethics Today - Nigel Cameron

BioEngagement : Making a Christian Difference Through Bioethics Today

Making a Christian Difference Through Bioethics Today

By: Nigel Cameron (Editor), Scott Daniels (Editor)

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Published: August 2000
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While the Christian church has experienced extraordinary growth over the last century, Western culture has continued its seemingly inexorable drift into post-Christian forms. The contrast between our burgeoning churches and the scant impact that Christians have on public policy, the university, or the professions is distressing. And nowhere is this development more evident-and more consequential-than in the field of bioethics, where the dignity of human beings is constantly open to redefinition, and where much of our inheritance is coming under withering fire from those whose values are radically distinct from the Judeo-Christian tradition. This new volume takes seriously the Christian mandate to engage modern culture, giving specific attention to the urgent need for moral leadership as we encounter the difficult challenges posed by biotechnology. These insightful chapters by twenty leading activists, academics, and professionals discuss the contributions that a Christian perspective can and should make to the biomedical debate in today's most important forums-public policy and law, education, media, health care, and the church itself.

Contributorsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Christian Vision
Christian Leadership and Public Policy: Making a Differencep. 3
A Biblical Mandate for Cultural Engagementp. 17
Common Ground and Conflict: The Study of Professional Ethicsp. 37
The Vertical Context: Prayer and Bioethicsp. 57
Education and the Media
The New Medicine and the Education of the Christian Mindp. 71
Strategies for Sex Educationp. 80
Bioethics on the College Campusp. 89
The Media and Its Opportunitiesp. 100
Law and Public Policy
Is Statecraft Soulcraft? Faith, Politics, and Legal Neutralityp. 113
Biomedical Ethics and U.S. Health Policyp. 132
How the Law Will Shape Our Life and Death Decisions: The Case of the Human Embryop. 143
Health Care
Medicine and the Challenge of Changep. 169
A Call to Moral Leadershipp. 181
Paradigm Lost? New Techniques for Engagement in Medical Educationp. 186
Disability and Its Interdisciplinary Implicationsp. 196
The Church
The Church and the Cultural Imperativep. 211
Biblical Context for the Church's Bioethicsp. 220
Christian Teaching and the Church's Authorityp. 235
Pastoral Care in the Abortion Societyp. 249
Indexp. 261
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ISBN: 9780802847935
ISBN-10: 0802847935
Series: Horizons in Bioethics Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: August 2000
Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.39