Catholic Bioethics for a New Millennium

ISBN-10: 0521253241

ISBN-13: 9780521253246

Edition: 2011

Authors: Anthony Fisher

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List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/17/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Anthony Fisher, OP is a Dominican friar and the Bishop of Parramatta, in Western Sydney. He is a Member of the Pontifical Academy for Life, Professor of Moral Theology and Bioethics in the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and the Family, Melbourne and Adjunct Professor of Bioethics in the University of Notre Dame, Sydney.

List of abbreviations
How are we to do Bioethics?
Context: challenges and resources of a new millennium
Sex and life in post-modernity
Catholic engagement with the culture of modernity
Promising developments
Conscience: the crisis of authority
The voice of conscience
The voice of the magisterium
Conscience in post-modernity
Where to from here?
Cooperation: should we ever collaborate with wrongdoing?
Traditional examples
Five modern examples
Some fundamental issues raised by these examples
Why it matters so much
Beginning of Life
Beginnings: when do people begin?
Method, thesis and implications
A closer look at the science
A closer look at the philosophy
Individuality criteria
Stem cells: what's all the fuss about?
Scientific potential and concerns about stem cells
Ethical concerns about embryonic stem cells
Social concerns about embryonic stem cells
Abortion: the new eugenics?
The perennial debate about abortion
Pre-naral testing: a search-and-destroy mission?
The new abortion debate
Later Life
Transplants: bodies, relationships and ethics
Love beyond death
Conceptions of the body and relationships in tissue transplantation
Fashionable bioethical approaches to tissue procurement
Better bioethical approaches to tissue procurement
Ethical issues in tissue reception
Artificial nutrition: why do unresponsive patients matter?
Civilization after Schiavo
Why the unresponsive still matter: a philosophical account
Why the unresponsive still matter: a theological account
Some final questions
Endings: suicide and euthanasia in the Bible
The problem of suicide and euthanasia in the Bible
Suicides and euthanasia in the Bible
The scriptural basis of Judeo-Christian opposition to suicide and euthanasia
Protecting Life
Identity: what role for a Catholic hospital?
A taie of two hospitals
Current challenges for Catholic hospitals
Catholic hospitals as diakonia
Catholic hospitals as martyria
Catholic hospitals as leitourgia
Conclusion: six tasks for a new century
Regulation: what kinds of laws and social policies?
A tale of three politicians
Catholic principles for politicians
Reasonable stances for a pro-life politician
Some virtues of a pro-life politician
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