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Towards a Christian bioethics.

Authors
  • Engelhardt, H Tristram
Type
Published Article
Journal
Christian bioethics
Publication Date
Mar 01, 1995
Volume
1
Issue
1
Pages
1–10
Identifiers
PMID: 11652923
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

Rather than revealing itself as a single, unified, ecumenical faith, Christianity is sundered with Christians united neither in one communion nor in one baptism. Christian Bioethics seeks to examine the traditional content-full moral commitments which the Christian faiths bring to life, sexuality, suffering, illness and death within the contexts of medicine and health care. Seeking to understand the differences which separate the bioethics of Roman Catholics, Protestants, and the Orthodox, Christian Bioethics explores the manners in which the faiths diverge. The failure of the Enlightenment project to disclose a content-full communality that would bind mankind has left much to be reconsidered by Christians who face new ethical dilemmas in the novel guise of advances in health care technologies.

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