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Christian Bioethics: A Guide for the Perplexed

Format: Digital
, 2008
ISBN: 9780567031969


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.

Key Features

  • Walks non-specialists through the intricacies of this complex topic
  • Lays out a Christian perspective on difficult questions in ethics from medical to ecological
  • Includes discussion of different types of arguments and counter arguments


  • The Remit of Bioethics and Two Different Approaches
  • The Beginning of Life
  • Respect for Human Life and Personhood
  • Abortion: Quality versus Sanctity of Life
  • Euthanasia: Quality versus Sanctity of Life
  • Reproductive Technologies and Cloning
  • Genetics, Eugenics and Instrumentalism
  • Organ Transplantation, Hybrids, and Chimeras
  • Adults and Children as Research Subject
  • How to treat and not to treat Animals
  • Ecology and the Guardians of Creation

Praise for the Print Edition

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

Product Details

  • Title: Christian Bioethics: A Guide for the Perplexed
  • Author: Agneta Sutton
  • Series: Guides for the Perplexed
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 192
  • Resource Type: Introduction
  • Topic: Ethics

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About Agneta Sutton

Agneta Sutton is Senior Lecturer in Moral Theology at the University of Chichester and part-time lecturer at Heythrop College, University of London, UK.

Sample Pages from the Print Edition