The Life and Death DebateThe Life and Death Debate

This work is an introductory treatment of issues and options in social and bioethics which center on the end of life.

Author: James Porter Moreland

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780275937027


Page: 174

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This work is an introductory treatment of issues and options in social and bioethics which center on the end of life. The purpose of Moreland and Geisler's book is to offer a beginning survey of these issues to someone unfamiliar with philosophy. The book simplifies and summarizes various end-of-life topics without being simplistic or caricaturing different viewpoints, even though the authors' own viewpoint is made perfectly clear. The major intention of this book is to make the reader think more clearly and deeply about the important issues discussed between its covers.

Beyond DeathBeyond Death

163-181; J. P. Moreland and Norman Geisler, The Life and Death Debate: Moral Issues of Our Time (Westport, CT: Praeger, 1990), chapter 1. 4. Another main purpose of ethical theory is to clarify the good life, the virtuous person, ...

Author: Gary R. Habermas

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781592445097


Page: 462

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Death - and what lies beyond - is not something you consider every day. But the thought of it raises some intriguing questions: Are there good reasons for believing in life after death? What is the afterlife like? How valid are the reports of near death experiences? Do heaven and hell exist? And if so, how can hell be reconciled with a loving God? By sharing the very latest scientific, philosophical, anthropological, ethical, and theological evidence on life after death, noted Christian scholars Habermas and Moreland present a strong case for immortality with this book. They begin by taking up the question of whether life after death is real and what evidence supports its reality. They then explore what the afterlife is like and go on to show how having this reality in your future should affect the way you live here and now. This book will reassure you that there's no need to fear death - as long as you're prepared eternity that follows. It's also a great aid in developing a serious biblical, rational, and even scientific defense for the belief in life beyond the grave.

Christian EthicsChristian Ethics

Contemporary Issues and Options Norman L. Geisler. divine intervention is forthcoming, it is morally justified to stop unnatural efforts to prolong the process of dying. ... The Life and Death Debate: Moral Issues of Our Time.

Author: Norman L. Geisler

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9780801038792


Page: 448

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This update of a classic text evaluates contemporary ethical options and pressing issues of the day from a biblical perspective.

Write to DeathWrite to Death

The Life and Death Debate : Moral Issues of Our Time . Westport , CT : Praeger Publishers . Morley , D. 1980. The " Nationwide " Audience : Structure and Decoding . London : British Film Institute . Morris , M. 1974.

Author: Elizabeth Atwood-Gailey

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275977137


Page: 212

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Using abundant examples from analysis of elite, mainstream news publications, Gailey details how the national press systematically advanced pro-euthanasia views and interpretations, while marginalizing or omitting pro-life perspectives and frames. Gailey's integrative approach combines an exploration of the major historical, ideational, and economic factors leading to the rise of the Right to Die movement, and includes in-depth analysis of the media's framing of the controversy.

Christian Perspectives on Being HumanChristian Perspectives on Being Human

For readable treatments of command - oriented and consequences - oriented ethical traditions , the two most common systems , see J. P. Moreland and Norman L. Geisler , The Life and Death Debate : Moral Issues of Our Time ( New York ...

Author: J. P. Moreland

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725234741


Page: 306

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While there is a unity to truth from God's perspective, there are nevertheless many different ways of knowing, studying, and defining that truth. Thus, "the task of integration is the task of relating theology and other disciplines in such a way that one articulates and defends a comprehensive, unified Christian worldview." Christian Perspectives on Being Human is a vital step in that essential process of integration. In this unique anthology, colleagues from various departments at Biola University undertake an important multidisciplinary approach to integration. J. P. Moreland and David Ciocchi represent philosophy in this discussion; Robert Saucy, theology; Sherwood Lingenfelter, anthropology; Nancy Duvall and Keith Edwards, psychology; Walt Russell and Scott Rae, New Testament and medical ethics; and Klaus Issler, Christian education.

Assisted Suicide and EuthanasiaAssisted Suicide and Euthanasia

Geisler, Norman L., and J. P. Moreland (1990), The Life and Death Debate: Moral Issues of our Time, New York, N.Y.: Greenwood Press. George, Robert P. (1989), 'Moral Particularism, Thomism, and Traditions,' Review of Metaphysics, ...

Author: Craig Paterson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351575072


Page: 264

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As medical technology advances and severely injured or ill people can be kept alive and functioning long beyond what was previously medically possible, the debate surrounding the ethics of end-of-life care and quality-of-life issues has grown more urgent.In this lucid and vigorous new book, Craig Paterson discusses assisted suicide and euthanasia from a fully fledged but non-dogmatic secular natural law perspective. He rehabilitates and revitalises the natural law approach to moral reasoning by developing a pluralistic account of just why we are required by practical rationality to respect and not violate key demands generated by the primary goods of persons, especially human life.Important issues that shape the moral quality of an action are explained and analysed: intention/foresight; action/omission; action/consequences; killing/letting die; innocence/non-innocence; and, person/non-person. Paterson defends the central normative proposition that 'it is always a serious moral wrong to intentionally kill an innocent human person, whether self or another, notwithstanding any further appeal to consequences or motive'.

Physician Assisted SuicidePhysician Assisted Suicide

Expanding the Debate Margaret P. Battin, Rosamond Rhodes, Anita Silvers ... E.g., a recent title on the subject, J. P. Moreland and Norman L. Geisler, The Life and Death Debate: Moral Issues of Our Time (New York: Praeger, 1990), ...

Author: Margaret P. Battin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317795315


Page: 463

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Physician Assisted Suicide is a cross-disciplinary collection of essays from philosophers, physicians, theologians, social scientists, lawyers and economists. As the first book to consider the implications of the Supreme Court decisions in Washington v. Glucksburg and Vacco v. Quill concerning physician-assisted suicide from a variety of perspectives, this collection advances informed, reflective, vigorous public debate.

Christianity BioethicsChristianity Bioethics

2oI am indebted to my friend and colleague Dr. J.P. Moreland for his analysis and critique of Rachels's arguments . I am borrowing much of my material from his book , The Life and Death Debate : Moral Issues of our Time , with Norman L.

Author: Mark Wesley Foreman

Publisher: College Press

ISBN: 0899007554


Page: 308

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It's difficult to see a family member suffer, yet is it right to take actions to relieve that suffering which might hasten their death? Is human cloning something we should allow to happen? Should doctors be allowed to assist patients who choose to die rather than continue to live in pain or with a disease? As medical technology improves, the challenges to your ethical and religious convictions will certainly increase. Sooner or later, you will find yourself making medical choices that have faith implications. This book will help you begin the process of determining what you believe God would want you to do in the face of these challenging situations. This is a must read book!

Christianity and Modern MedicineChristianity and Modern Medicine

Life and Death Debate: Moral Issues of Our Time (Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1990). 23. James Rachels, “Active and Passive Euthanasia,” in Gregory Pence, Classic Works in Medical Ethics (New York: McGraw Hill, 1998), 24. 24.

Author: Mark Wesley Foreman

Publisher: Kregel Publications

ISBN: 9780825479229


Page: 505

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Raises and considers issues common to medical professionals in order to cut through the moral fog in medical science Christianity and Modern Medicine raises moral questions that were merely hypothetical just decades ago. Moreover, traditional moral models are being challenged incessantly by the medical community at large, shifting the conversation to patient and societal rights within a framework of moral relativism and rendering the decision-making process morally vague and confusing. In Christianity and Modern Medicine, bioethicist Mark Wesley Foreman and attorney Lindsay C. Leonard delve into the major ethical issues facing today's medical professionals with the purpose of providing principles and guidelines for making critical ethical decisions where medical knowledge, technologies, and capabilities are constantly evolving. Topics covered include: • procreational ethics • abortion • infanticide • euthanasia • physician-assisted suicide • genetic ethics • medical research • clinical ethics • legal issues • and more While Christianity and Modern Medicine is designed especially for students planning careers in the medical field, it is accessible to any Christian interested in steering more clearly through the moral fog in the practice of medicine today.

Vital Contemporary IssuesVital Contemporary Issues

an act could be suicidal even if death did not occur for some time . ... infanticide , euthanasia , war , and capital punishment , see J. P. Moreland and Norman Geisler , The Life and Death Debate : Moral Issues of Our Time ( Westport ...

Author: Roy B. Zuck

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725211902


Page: 272

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'Vital'...pertaining to life; essential; of critical importance. 'Contemporary'...of the present time; belonging to the same time or period. 'Issues'...a point or matter, the decision of which is of special or public importance. How does the Christian faith affect our understanding of vital contemporary issues such as abortion, euthanasia, and the AIDS crisis? How can we evaluate the moral conflicts of our era from the perspective of biblical truth, and what does the Bible say about social issues, modern-day claims to miraculous gifts, and the tragedy of suicide? 'Vital Contemporary Issues: Examining Current Questions and Controversies' draws upon the insights and studies of numerous evangelical scholars and writers to address crucial moral and social concerns. Some of the chapters included in this volume are: Biblical Absolutes and Moral Conflicts by Norman L. Geisler Euthanasia: A Biblical Approach by J. Kerby Anderson The Church and the AIDS Crisis by Timothy D. Howell Evangelical Pluralism: A Singular Problem by W. Gary Phillips Christian readers, church leaders, and pastors alike will appreciate the insight and guidance of 'Vital Contemporary Issues'.