Must We Suffer Our Way to Death? Cultural and Theological Perspectives on Death by Choice

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9780870743924: Must We Suffer Our Way to Death? Cultural and Theological Perspectives on Death by Choice

The first contemporary study of assisted death to integrate insights from ethics, theology, philosophy, medicine, law, and sociology, this book provides a broad framework within which to weigh arguments for and against the practices of assisted suicide and euthanasia as public policy in the United States.

This collection of essays balances analysis of the cultural factors driving an increased interest in assisted death in Part One with intense, personal responses from mainline Judeo-Christian theologians in Part Two.

The multidisciplinary authors in Part One wrestle with the legitimate ends and limits of medicine and the appropriate role of law, philosophy, and theology in forming public policy in a pluralistic society. In response, the theologians in Part Two struggle to find a balance among the religious values of justice, mercy, freedom, and responsibility in the lives of people confronted by terminal illness or intractable pain and suffering.

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A contemporary study of assisted death which integrates insights from ethics, theology, philosophy, medicine, law, and sociology, providing a framework within which to weigh arguments for and against the practices of assisted suicide and euthanasia as public policy in the United States. Multidiscipl

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EDWIN R. DUBOSE, a clinical ethics consultant at the Park Ridge Center for the Study of Health, Faith, and Ethics in Chicago, is the author of The Illusion of Trust: Toward a Medical Theological Ethics in the Postmodern Age. RONALD P. HAMEL, director of the Department of Clinical Ethics at Lutheran General Hospital-Advocate Health Care in Park Ridge, Illinois, co-edited Choosing Death: Active Euthanasia, Religion, and the Public Debate.

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Ronald P. Hamel (Editor), Edwin R. DuBose (Editor), Martin E. Marty (Afterword), Lawrence J. O'Connell (Foreword)
Editore: Southern Methodist University Press (1996)
ISBN 10: 0870743929 ISBN 13: 9780870743924
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Descrizione libro Southern Methodist University Press, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0870743929

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