Jewish and Catholic Bioethics
An Ecumenical Dialogue
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Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Number of Pages: 256
Width: 15.2 cm
Height: 22.9 cm
Drawing on multiple interconnected scriptural and spiritual sources, the Jewish tradition of ethical reflection is intricate and nuanced. This book presents scholarly Jewish perspectives on suffering, healing, life, and death, and it compares them with contemporary Christian and secular views. The Jewish perspectives presented in this book are mainly those of orthodox scholars, with the responses representing primarily Christian-Catholic points of view. Readers unfamiliar with the Jewish tradition will find here a practical introduction to its major voices, from Spinoza to Jewish religious law. The contributors explore such issues as active and passive euthanasia, abortion, assisted reproduction, genetic screening, and health care delivery. Offering a thoughtful and thought-provoking dialogue between Jewish and Christian scholars, "Jewish and Catholic Bioethics" is an important contribution to ecumenical understanding in the realm of health care.
"Begins an important dialogue on common issues of concern to both Jewish and Catholic ethicists today." -- Choice "[An] excellent book for students and health professionals who are inspired by the Hebrew Bible and/or the Christian New Testament." -- Australasion Catholic Record "Advance[s] the important and much-needed discussions in this area [and] succeeds in laying claim to the importance of religious views in bioethical discourse." -- Religious Studies Review