Christian Bioethics: A Guide for Pastors, Health Care Professionals, and Families

Christian Bioethics A Guide for Pastors Health Care Professionals and Families Living in an era of highly technical medicine is comforting and sometimes confusing How should Christians make life and death decisions How do we move from an ancient text like the Bible to twenty fir

  • Title: Christian Bioethics: A Guide for Pastors, Health Care Professionals, and Families
  • Author: C. Ben Mitchell D. Joy Riley
  • ISBN: 9781433671142
  • Page: 236
  • Format: Paperback
  • Living in an era of highly technical medicine is comforting and sometimes confusing How should Christians make life and death decisions How do we move from an ancient text like the Bible to twenty first century questions about organ transplantation, stem cell research, and human cloning What kind of care do we owe one another at the end of life Is euthanasia a ChristLiving in an era of highly technical medicine is comforting and sometimes confusing How should Christians make life and death decisions How do we move from an ancient text like the Bible to twenty first century questions about organ transplantation, stem cell research, and human cloning What kind of care do we owe one another at the end of life Is euthanasia a Christian option Using a dialogue format, an ethicist and physician talk about how to think about thorny ethical issues Combining their backgrounds in medicine and theology, they deal with real life moral questions in an accessible way C Ben Mitchell and D Joy Riley let readers eavesdrop on their conversation about the training of doctors, the interpretation of the Bible, and controversial issues like abortion, assisted suicide, genetic engineering, and in vitro fertilization The book examines these topics under three general headings the taking of life, the making of life, and the faking of life Christian Bioethics is a guidebook for pastors, health care professionals and families anyone facing difficult decisions about health care.

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    1. This is a wonderful book on bioethics from a Christian perspective. I have felt for years that there is a need for more works on Christian bioethics and no doubt this book makes a contribution. The book exceeded my expectation. I appreciated the fact that both authors’ background helped in making a contribution to the book: C. Ben Mitchell has a PhD in medical ethics in addition to his pastoral background while D. Joy Riley is a physician with a masters in bioethics. Both Mitchell and Riley se [...]

    2. If you're like me, you're a lay Christian who wants to think through today's big issues but you're overwhelmed by their complexity.In the case of medical ethics, a few hours of conversation with a professional in the field would make a great difference. This book offers you a seat between theologian Ben Mitchell and physician Joy Riley. The two of them will provide basic explanations of various issues, and they'll let us "listen in" while they discuss them. They begin with an overview of the art [...]

    3. The full version of this abridged review may view found on the Pious Eye site (reviewer’s blog).C. Ben Mitchell and D. Joy Riley’s Christian Bioethics is described by its publisher (B&H Academic) as a “needed guide for pastors, clinicians, students, and laypeople” (back cover) that hopes “to help readers discover how biblical theology, Christian ethics, and contemporary science and medicine intersect in the real world where people are making life-changing decisions” (2). Unlike s [...]

    4. Everyone has a moral standard. Everyone has a moral position on abortion, capital punishment, orphanhood, plastic surgery, etc. But while everyone could tell you what their moral position is they cannot necessarily tell you why that is their moral position. Morals tell us what we will and will not do but ethics tell us why we will and will not do those things. Ethics are the science (or reasons) behind our morals and morals are our ethics in practice. Most people do not think far enough into the [...]

    5. Christian Bioethics: A Guide for Pastors, Health Care Professionals, and FamiliesA ReviewC. Ben Mitchell, PHD & D. Joy Riley, MD, Series Editor Daniel R. HeimbachDecisions are never easy. Although we as Christians have been blessed with all that we need to live a life of holiness and one that is pleasing to God as is revealed in His Word, it does not give us specific instructions for every decision that we will make as we live on this earth. I believe that is intentional due to the fact that [...]

    6. Modern medicine poses ethical dilemmas for Christians. Controversial issues like abortion, euthanasia, in vitro fertilization, cloning and genetic engineering challenge Christian views of morality and human dignity. But how are followers of Jesus supposed to make decisions about health care and life and death?Christian Bioethics was written to provide guidance for pastors, health care professionals and families. C. Ben Mitchell, PhD, and D. Joy Riley, MD conduct a dialogue on a range of topics. [...]

    7. This stuff matters more than you realize in these days. Consider, for example, the paraplegic who needs ongoing medical care. It’s expensive, extremely so, and isn’t going to add to “quality of life.” But is life enough? I’ve always argued “YES.” Beyond that, though, what’s the argument for it?Or the child that you know will be born with difficulties? What of the aging senior citizen who provides nothing further of monetary value to the economy and instead requires ongoing medica [...]

    8. Ever wonder what it would be like to be a fly on the wall of a discussion between a theologian, and a physician as they discuss modern day bioethical dilemmas? Then this is the book for you. Theologian C. Ben Mitchell from Union University and board certified internal medicine doctor D. Joy Riley have put together a spectacular book for those with questions dealing with the convoluted medical world of today. The book is broken down into four sections: Christian Bioethics (an introduction), Takin [...]

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