One of the key issues facing us in the next millennium is the ability to manipulate the genetics of living organisms. The possibility of manipulating human genetics raises many theological, ethical and socio–political issues. These include specific decisions about whether the technology will be developed, how it will be applied and more general questions about the technical manipulation of “natural” processes. From a theological perspective the human genome project not only challenges particular doctrines, such as that of creation, eschatology and anthropology, but also raises particular issues of social justice and medical ethics.
The purpose of this volume is to bring together the collective expertise of theologians, scientists and social scientists in order to provide a forum for critique and public debate focused on the human genome project. It is hoped that the results presented in this book offer a sophisticated theological and ethical response.
- Addresses difficult ethical and theological issues connected to the human genome project
- Thirteen essays from experts in the fields of science and theology
- Automatic footnotes when referenced.
- Title: Brave New World? Theology, Ethics and the Human Genome
- Editor: Celia Deane-Drummond
- Publisher: T&T Clark
- Publication Date: 2001
- Pages: 272
About Celia Deane-Drummond
Professor Celia Deane-Drummond is Director of the Centre for Religion and the Biosciences at the University of Chester, UK.