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Genetics and Christian Ethics

Genetics and Christian Ethics by Celia Deane-Drummond
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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.
Cambridge University Press; November 2005
307 pages; ISBN 9780511133459
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Title: Genetics and Christian Ethics
Author: Celia Deane-Drummond
 
ISBNs
0511133456
9780511133459
9780521829434