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Genetics and Christian Ethics (Celia E Deane-Drummond) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2006) 9780521829434
Genetics and Christian Ethics (Celia E Deane-Drummond) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2006) 9780521829434
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Title: Genetics and Christian Ethics

Author: Deane-Drummond, Celia E

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2006

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521829434

Volumes: 1; Pages: 278

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In the immediate future we are likely to witness significant developments in human genetic science. It is therefore of critical importance that Christian ethics engages with the genetics debate, since it affects not just the way we perceive ourselves and the natural world, but also has wider implications for our society. This book considers ethical issues arising out of specific practices in human genetics, including genetic screening, gene patenting, gene therapy, genetic counselling as well as feminist concerns. Genetics and Christian Ethics argues for a particular theo-ethical approach that derives from a modified version of virtue ethics, drawing particularly on a Thomistic understanding of the virtues, especially prudence or practical wisdom and justice. The book demonstrates that a theological voice is highly relevant to contested ethical debates about genetics. - Applies Christian ethics to the latest debates in genetic science- Argues for a particular theo-ethical approach to current issues in genetics- Shows the strength of the classical tradition of virtue ethics by drawing on the work of Thomas AquinasContentsIntroduction1. A recovery of virtue for the ethics of genetics2. Theological principles3. Living in the shadow of eugenics4. Genetic testing and screening5. Genetic counselling6. Gene therapies7. Genetic patenting8. Women and genetic technologies9. Genetics and environmental concernPostscriptConcluding Remarks
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