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Foundations of Christian Bioet

ISBN-10: 902651557X
ISBN-13: 9789026515576
Edition: 2000
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List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 1/1/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 440
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, H. Tristram Engelhardt holds both a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Texas (1963) and an M.D. from the Tulane Medical School (1972). From 1972 until 1977, he taught bioethics at the University of Texas Medical School and then, for the next five years, served as Rosemary Kennedy Professor of the Philosophy of Medicine at Georgetown University and Senior Research Scholar at the Kennedy Center for Bioethics in Washington, D.C. Since 1983 he has been professor of internal medicine, community medicine, and obstetrics-gynecology at the Baylor University College of Medicine. For his contributions to bioethics, especially related to the use of human beings in research, Engelhardt has received a Woodrow Wilson fellowship (1988) and a fellowship from the Institute for Advanced Studies in Berlin, Germany (1988--89).

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Preface
Acknowledgements
From Christian Bioethics to Secular Bioethics: The Establishment of a Liberal Cosmopolitan Morality
Can Morality be Sectarian?
Christian Bioethics: Confused and Eclipsed
Christian vs. Secular Bioethics: The Disappearance of a Difference
Moral Crises and the Medieval Faith in Reason
From the Reformation and the Enlightenment to Secular Bioethics
The Enlightenment and its Dirty Hands
Faith in Secular Rationality Unshaken: Secular Medical Ethics and the Medical Humanities
Why a Canonical, Content-full Secular Bioethics Cannot be Justified in General Secular Terms: Content Requires Assumptions
From a Libertarian to a Liberal Cosmopolitan: The Background of Post-Traditional Christianity
Christian Bioethics Reconsidered
At the Roots of Bioethics: Reason, Faith, and the Unity of Morality
Religious and Secular Ethics: Rethinking the Project of Morality
Pluralism and Conflict in Ethics and Bioethics: The Right, the Good, the Particular, and God
Immanuel Kant and his As-If God
The Necessity of Contingency: Hegel and the Justification of Moral Particularity
Rationality, Belief, and Kierkegaard: Being a Christian in the Post-Christian Age
Reason, Faith, and Bioethics
Christian Bioethics as a Human Project: Taking Immanence Seriously
The Enlightenment's Bequest
Knowledge, Morality, and Religion as Limited Human Projects
Three Visions of the Secular Cosmopolis: Living in a World Deaf to God
Christianity Transformed: Towards a Christian Bioethics Without Transcendence
Christian Bioethics Reconsidered
Bioethics and Transcendence: At the Heart of the Culture Wars
Sects, Cults, Fundamentalism, and Traditional Christian Bioethics
From Discursive Reason to Spiritual Change
Disbelief: A Moral Choice, Not a Miscalculation
Christian Bioethics: The Knowledge of the Heart and the Natural Law
Nature, Natural Law, and the Fall
Knowledge as a Spiritual Journey
Christian Bioethics and Theological Knowledge
Moral Theology, Christian Bioethics, and the Community of Knowers
Knowing Truly: Bishops, Councils, Popes, and Prophets
Two Senses of Theology, Two Senses of Christian Bioethics
Bioethics in Time and with Persons
Procreation: Reproduction, Cloning, Abortion, and Birth
Out of Step: The Traditional Christian Bioethics of Sexuality versus the Emerging Secular Liberal Cosmopolitan Consensus
Bioethics as a Lived Ethic
The Mystery of Marriage
Sexuality: Rightly and Wrongly Directed
The Fruitful Union of Adam and Eve: Seeking Help to Reproduce
Cloning, Making Embryos, and Using Embryos
Contraception and a World Well Populated
Sterilization, Sex-change Operations, Alterations in Sexual Identity, and Genetic Engineering
Premarital Sex, Contraception for the Unmarried, and AIDS
Abortion, Miscarriage, and Birth
Summary: Why a Christian Bioethics of Reproduction is so Strange
Suffering, Disease, Dying, and Death: The Search for Meaning
What Does it All Mean? Facing Finitude
Death, Temptation, and Sin: The Cosmic Narrative
Against Medicine as an Idol: Withholding and Withdrawing Treatment
Why This is all so Different
Suicide and Euthanasia
Death and Transplantation
Miracles, Sins, Devils, and Forgiveness
Providing Health Care: Consent, Conflicts of Interest, the Allocation of Medical Resources, and Religious Integrity
Putting Medicine in its Place: Health and the Pursuit of Salvation
Consent, Deceit, and Physicians: Free and Informed Consent Reconsidered
Providing Health Care in a Post-Christian Age
Quarantining and Secularizing Christianity: Religion as a Private Matter
The Integrity of Christian Health Care Institutions
Christian Bioethics in a Post-Christian World
Living after Christendom
Will Austin, Texas, be the Fourth Rome?
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