An examination of issues in bioethics from the perspective of Christianity. The contemporary world is facing some very difficult ethical issues in regulating the possibilities resulting from bioethical research – cloning, genetic engineering of food, organ transplantation, reproductive medicine and euthanasia. There is a need for informed debate, and for a Christian contribution – yet there are surprisingly few books setting out the issues. This book provides a thorough guide to the subject.
Fraser Watts says: “This is one of three books I edited, published by SPCK, that arose from public lectures given at St Edward’s Church in Cambridge. In my own introductory chapter I try to set out in general terms a Christian approach to current issues in bioethics. The substantive lectures were given by friends and colleagues such as John Polkinghorne and Michael Langford, and deal with cloning, GM, organ transplantation, reproductive medicine and euthanasia. The book gets at the core issues in a simple and accessible way.
Approaches to Bioethics - Fraser Watts
Cloning: After Dolly - John Polkinghorne
Genetic Engineering of Food - Derek Burke
Transplantation Ethics - Michael Rees
Reproductive Medicine - Tim Appleton
Euthenasia and Assisted Suicide - Michael Langford