The subject of Christian Bioethics: A Guide for the Perplexed is bioethics in a wide sense including issues in medical ethics and questions concerning our relationship with animals, plants and, indeed, the whole planet earth. The key question is that of the value of life. This, then, yields the questions of what respect we owe to human and other forms of life and of how we should care for the world in general.
These questions are approached from a Christian perspective and also from more strictly philosophical perspectives. Thus, arguments from a Christian perspective regarding our relationships with fellow humans, other creatures and the planet, are coupled with discussions of different kinds of argument and counter-argument.
This book is a useful introduction for nurses and others who are interested in bioethics with an emphasis on the Christian perspective.
—Vince Mitchell, Book Reviews Editor, International Centre for Nursing Ethics, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK
Christian Bioethics succeeds as an introduction to bioethics, clearly depicting the core issues and questions while offering a Christian voice that supports the dignity and sanctity of human life.
—Ethics and Medicine: An International Journal of Bioethics
Agneta Sutton's book is an excellent guide through the jungle of contemporary bioethics
—Sibyille Rolf, Theology
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Agneta Sutton is Senior Lecturer in Moral Theology at the University of Chichester and part-time lecturer at Heythrop College, University of London, UK.