Review Of "Handbook Of Bioethics And Religion" Edited By D. E. Guinn

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The first book to focus on the interface between religion and public bioethics, this collection fills a significant void in the literature. It comprises original essays by more than 20 leading thinkers who represent a diverse range of religious perspectives, including Catholic, Orthodox, Evangelical, mainline Protestant, Jewish, Buddhist, and Islamic. It brings together experts in ethics, law, religious history, theology, political theory, and public policy. The essays are first-rate. This book should be a splendid resource for those who seek clarity about the many complex issues concerning birth control, abortion, stem cell research, organ transplants, and the end of life. It does not offer sectarian solutions but encourages a careful, balanced consideration of these sensitive subjects. Guinn (DePaul Univ. College of Law) is a moral and political philosopher and human rights lawyer with a special interest in issues of religious freedom. His other books include Faith on Trial: Communities of Faith, the First Amendment, and the Theory of Deep Diversity (2002) and Religion and Law in the Global Village (1999), coedited with C. Barrigar and K. K. Young. Summing Up: Essential. Upper-division undergraduates and above.


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