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Title: Biology and Christian Ethics
Author: Clark, R L
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2000
Paperback; ISBN: 9780521567688
Volumes: 1; Pages: 348
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This stimulating and wide-ranging book mounts a profound enquiry into some of the most pressing questions of our age, by examining the relationship between biological science and Christianity. The history of biological discovery is explored from the point of view of a leading philosopher and ethicist. What effect should modern biological theory and practice have on Christian understanding of ethics? How much of that theory and practice should Christians endorse? To what extent can "nature" set our standards? Professor Clark takes a reasoned look at biological theory since Darwin and argues that an orthodox Christian philosophy is better able to accommodate the truth of such theory than is the sort of progressive, meliorist interpretation of Christian doctrine that is usually offered as the properly "modern" option. Examines the relationship between biological science and Christianity Takes a reasoned look at biological theory since Darwin Explores the history of biological discovery from the point of view of a leading philosopher and ethicistContents1. The development of Darwinian theory2. Moral and metaphysical assumptions3. Trying to live in nature4. The biology of sin5. Human identities6. The goals of goodness 7. The end of humanity8. The covenant with all living creatures9. Conclusion: Cosmos and beyond.