Cahill, a theological ethicist and progressive Catholic calls for progressive religious thinkers and believers to join in the effort to reclaim the best of their traditions by engaging political forces at both community and national levels to ensure that access to health care is the top priority of "participatory bioethics." Georgetown University Press
Lisa Sowle Cahill is the J. Donald Monan Professor of Theology at Boston College. A former president of the Society of Christian Ethics and the Catholic Theological Society of America, she is the author of Sex, Gender, and Christian Ethics; Family: A Christian Social Perspective; 'Love Your Enemies': Discipleship, Pacifism, and Just War Theory, and other books.
Introduction 1. Theologians and Bioethics 2. Participatory Theological Bioethics in Action 3. Decline and Dying: Cultural and Theological Interpretations 4. Decline and Dying: Principles of Analysis and Practices of Solidarity 5. National and International Health Access Reform 6. Reproduction and Early Life 7. Biotechnology, Genes, and Justice Final Reflections Acknowledgments Notes Index
Cahill is to be commended for seeing the critical need for theological bioethics. Her argument, in its substance and its scope, makes eminent sense. America Covers considerable ground and includes theoretical and practical positions sure to engage readers who operate from diverse disciplines and vantage points. Cahill writes with the care and clarity so characteristic of her work, offering substantive scholarship in accessible prose. The volume justly will become a standard text in graduate and seminary classrooms, and portions may be used in upper-level and undergraduate courses. Journal of Religion Offers a vision and a voice that enriches the field of bioethics and invites the reader to take specific practical steps: actions that will eventually become true democratic activism, both locally and globally. The Way A comprehensive and forceful vision of theological bioethics that goes beyond, without discrediting, traditional approaches to standard beginning and end-of-life issues that often characterize theological engagement with bioethics. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly
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