Sacred Cells

Author: Ted Peters
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 9781442207714
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Sacred Cells? tells the little-known story of Christian theologians who have been actively involved with leading scientists in the lab to determine the ethical implications of stem cell research. And contrary to popular expectation, these Christians have been courageously advocating in favor of research. Three of these dynamic theologians tell their story in this book, providing a brief history of stem cell science and outlining why people of faith can and should support research.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Stem Cell Research

Author: Eric E. Bouhassira
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506331890
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The SAGE Encyclopedia of Stem Cell Research, Second Edition is filled with new procedures and exciting medical breakthroughs, including executive orders from the Obama administration reversing barriers to research imposed under the Bush administration, court rulings impacting NIH funding of research based on human embryonic stem cells, edicts by the Papacy and other religious leaders, and the first success in cloning human stem cells. Stem cell biology is clearly fueling excitement and potential in traditional areas of developmental biology and in the field of regenerative medicine, where they are believed to hold much promise in addressing any number of intractable medical conditions. This updated second edition encyclopedia will expand on information that was given in the first edition and present more than 270 new and updated articles that explore major topics in ways accessible to nonscientists, thus bringing readers up-to-date with where stem cell biology stands today, including new and evolving ethical, religious, legal, social, and political perspectives. This second edition reference work will serve as a universal resource for all public and academic libraries. It is an excellent foundation for anyone who is interested in the subject area of stem cell biology. Key Features: Reader’s Guide, Further Readings, Cross References, Chronology, Resource Guide, Index A Glossary will elucidate stem cell terminology for the nonscientist Statistics and selected reprints of major journal articles that pertain to milestones achieved in stem cell research Documents from Congressional Hearings on stem cells and cloning Reports to the President’s Council on Bioethics, and more

An Introduction to Christian Ethics 2 downloads

Author: Roger H Crooks
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317347390
Format: PDF
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An Introduction to Christian Ethics uses a Christian approach while encouraging students to consider a variety of current ethical issues and apply relevant biblical and theological concepts to these issues. The main goal of the text is to acquaint students with both the field of ethics in general and varieties of Christian ethical systems in particular. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers will be able to use a Christian method of making moral decisions and view issues from a Christian perspective.

State of Affairs

Author: Richard J. Coleman
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630875570
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The last sixty years have witnessed a virtual explosion of interest in how modern science and traditional Christianity intersect. This new rapprochement with science has irrevocably altered how we think of God. It constitutes a foundation from which we cannot retreat, but from which we also cannot move forward until we examine the presumptions on which it is based. For the first time, Richard Coleman interprets in a clear and meaningful way the themes and practitioners that make this rapprochement different, and what it has achieved. But this book is more than description--it is an inquiry into whether Christian theology has lost its authentic voice by its singular focus on accommodating modern science.

God and the Embryo

Author: Brent Waters
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 9781589013308
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Discussions and debates over the medical use of stem cells and cloning have always had a religious component. But there are many different religious voices. This anthology on how religious perspectives can inform the difficult issues of stem cell research and human cloning is essential to the discussion. Contributors reflect the spectrum of Christian responses, from liberal Protestant to evangelical to Roman Catholic. The noted moral philosopher, Laurie Zoloth, offers a Jewish approach to cloning, and Sondra Wheeler contributes her perspective on both Jewish and Christian understandings of embryonic stem cell research. In addition to the discussions found here, God and the Embryo includes a series of official statements on stem cell research and cloning from religious bodies, including the Roman Catholic Church, the Orthodox Church in America, the United Methodist Church, the Southern Baptist Convention, the United Church of Christ, the Presbyterian Church (USA), and the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America and the Rabbinical Council of America. "Human Cloning and Human Dignity: An Ethical Inquiry," from the statement of the President's Council on Bioethics, concludes the book. The debates and the discussions will continue, but for anyone interested in the nuances of religious perspectives that make their important contributions to these ethically challenging and important dialectics, God and the Embryo is an invaluable resource.

Br cken bauen Naturwissenschaft und Religion

Author: Ted Peters
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 9783525569757
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English summary: This book collects essays by theologians and scientists, Christian and non-Christian, from around the world to engage in dialogue. German description: Das Projekt Bruckenbauen zwischen Naturwissenschaft und Religion wird immer bedeutender in unserer stark wissenschaftlich orientierten, sich aber religiosen Fragen erneut offnenden Zeit. Die renommierten und international bekannten Beitrager aus Naturwissenschaft, Philosophie und Theologie treten hier in einen kritischen Dialog ein, der die vermeintliche Kluft zwischen Naturwissenschaft und Religion (Buddhismus, Hinduismus, Islam, Judentum, Christentum) zu schlieaen sucht. Neben pragmatischen Betrachtungen spielt dabei das Spannungsfeld zwischen Religion und Ethik und den von Genetik, Neurowissenschaft und Evolutionstheorie gestellten Herausforderungen eine zentrale Rolle.

Designing Human Practices

Author: Paul Rabinow
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226703150
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In 2006 anthropologists Paul Rabinow and Gaymon Bennett set out to rethink the role that human sciences play in biological research, creating the Human Practices division of the Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center—a facility established to create design standards for the engineering of new enzymes, genetic circuits, cells, and other biological entities—to formulate a new approach to the ethical, security, and philosophical considerations of controversial biological work. They sought not simply to act as watchdogs but to integrate the biosciences with their own discipline in a more fundamentally interdependent way, inventing a new, dynamic, and experimental anthropology that they could bring to bear on the center’s biological research. Designing Human Practices is a detailed account of this anthropological experiment and, ultimately, its rejection. It provides new insights into the possibilities and limitations of collaboration, and diagnoses the micro-politics which effectively constrained the potential for mutual scientific flourishing. Synthesizing multiple disciplines, including biology, genetics, anthropology, and philosophy, alongside a thorough examination of funding entities such as the National Science Foundation, Designing Human Practices pushes the social study of science into new and provocative territory, utilizing a real-world experience as a springboard for timely reflections on how the human and life sciences can and should transform each other.