Theology and Bioethics: Exploring the Foundations and Frontiers

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E.E. Shelp
Springer Science & Business Media, 30 sep. 1985 - 314 pagina's
We who live in this post-modern late twentieth century culture are still children of dualism. For a variety of rather complex reasons we continue to split apart and treat as radical opposites body and spirit, medicine and religion, sacred and secular, private and public, love and justice, men and women. Though this is still our strong tendency, we are beginning to discover both the futility and the harm of such dualistic splitting. Peoples of many ancient cultures might smile at the belatedness of our discovery concerning the commonalities of medicine and religion. A cur sory glance back at ancient Egypt, Samaria, Babylonia, Persia, Greece, and Rome would disclose a common thread - the close union of religion and medicine. Both were centrally concerned with healing, health, and wholeness. The person was understood as a unity of body, mind, and spirit. The priest and the physician frequently were combined in the same individual. One of the important contributions of this significant volume of essays is the sustained attack upon dualism. From a variety of vantage points, virtually all of the authors unmask the varied manifestations of dualism in religion and medicine, urging a more holistic approach. Since the editor has provided an excellent summary of each article, I shall not attempt to comment on specific contributions. Rather , I wish to highlight three 1 broad themes which I find notable for theological ethics.
 

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LEROY WALTERs Religion and the Renaissance of Medical
3
Their Dif
17
CHARLEs HARTs HoRNE Scientific and Religious Aspects
27
H TRIstraM ENGELHARDt JR Hartshorne Theology
45
MITCHELL The Role of Theology in Bioethics
65
H TRIstRAM ENGELHARDT JR Looking For God and Find
79
Christian
95
Implications
115
MARGARET A FARLEY Feminist Theology and Bioethics
163
MARKJUERGENs MEYER Doing Ethics in a Plural World
187
Why Medicine
205
JAMES F CHILDRESS Love and Justice in Christian Bio
225
Dimensions and Problems
267
Bioethics in Theo
283
John B Cobb JR Does Theology Make
303
NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS
309

The Pertinence
135

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