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"Stanley Hauerwas challenges the dominant paradigms of contemporary ethics and views the moral crisis in medicine in this excellent collection of essays. He provides fresh insights into such diverse issues as whether the goal of medicine is to forestall death, how moral relations in a family may be redefined in response to novel reproductive techniques, and whether there are limits to the duties of parents of children who are disabled." --Cynthia B. Cohen, Ph.D., J.D., The Hastings Center
"A well-formed theological perspective that illuminates the moral life, particularly medical care and the care of children and the handicapped." --James S. Childress, University of Virginia
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Stanley Hauerwas is Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics at the Divinity School of Duke University. He is the author of many books, including A Community of Character: Toward a Constructive Christian Social Ethic (University of Notre Dame Press, 1981), which was selected by Christianity Today as one of the 100 most important books on religion of the twentieth century.From Library Journal:
Hauerwas, professor of ethics at Duke's Divinity School and an authority on biomedical ethics, has written a consensus-shattering volume. Arguing forcefully for a radical reexamination of the assumptions of personal freedom, self-determination, and the utilitarian "bottom line" that pervade current bioethical decision making, he demonstrates how profoundly medicine and theology are intertwined when we address the human experiences of mortality, tragedy, and finitude. Hauerwas's own bottom line is clear: "a humane medicine is impossible to sustain in a society which lacks the moral capacity to care for the mentally handicapped." Highly recommended for libraries in medicine, nursing, theology, philosophy, and ethics. Rev . David A. Buehler, Charlton Memorial Hosp., Fall River, Mass.
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Book Description University of Notre Dame Press, 1986. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0268017212