A Liberal Catholic Bioethics (Ethik in der Praxis / Practical Ethics - Studien / Studies)

James F. Drane

Published by LIT Verlag, 2010
ISBN 10: 382586877X / ISBN 13: 9783825868772
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Synopsis: A Liberal Catholic Bioethics opens a new dialogue between Christian reasoning and belief and secular positions in bioethics. The well documented book covers in detail internal and external debates and positions of Roman Catholic theology and hierarchy: issues of contraception and abortion, palliative care and euthanasia, caring humanely for the demented, the use and abuse of modern technology in medicine. The doctrine of Papal infalliability is identified as a main reason in hindering and suppressing a dialogue within the church, with the faithful and with other religious and humanist positions. Were the Borgia Popes infalliable, was Pope Urban infalliabe when he condemned Gallileo, the author asks. He thus carries the debate far beyond specific bioethics issues towards a more humane medicine and culture.

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Title: A Liberal Catholic Bioethics (Ethik in der ...
Publisher: LIT Verlag
Publication Date: 2010
Binding: Paperback
Book Condition: Good

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