Summary: Viewing New Creations with Anabaptist Eyes investigates the promise and perils of current genetic biotechnology. The varied authors describe the factual bases of biotechnology in a popular format, bring up the ethical problems that emerge, and provide ethical reasoning to meet those challenges. An Anabaptist perspective is presented as a visionary way to understand and navigate the maze of bioethical dilemmas.
Authors include (in order of appearance) John D. Gearhart, James C. Peterson, Leslie G. Biesecker, Carole L. Cramer, Roman J. Miller, Conrad G. Brunk, LeRoy Walters, Beryl H. Brubaker, Ruth Swartz Cowan, Kabiru Kinyanjui, Carl D. Bowman, Barbra R. Graber, Laura E. Powers, Arlene G. Wiens, Mike E. Baker, Lawrence E. Ressler, Randall L. Longenecker, Emerson D. Nafziger, Timothy S. Jost, Graydon F. Snyder, Joseph J. Kotva Jr., Stanley M. Hauerwas.
Comment: "Now we finally have a rich resource for
examining the implications of the Anabaptist tradition
for bioethics, a resource that can be used alongside
works from other religious traditions."
"It is so good to have a book that
brings typical Anabatist concerns and questions to the
field of bioethics. These authors emphasize communal
discernment in facing tough ethical choices."
"This work on bioethics comes with
a passion for integrity. It is an affirmation of the
sanctity and the beauty of the created order."
"An engaging dialogue between
scientists and theologically informed Christians from the
It becomes crucial for us to
acknowledge that this is not nature dumb and dull, this
is creation, which means all things have been created to
glorify God. We should approach each plant with a kind of
reverence because it is making sacrifices so that we may
Market: cholars and college or graduate students; church leaders and pastors; groups or individuals interested in a thoughtful wrestling with bioethics.
Shelving: Bioethics; EthicsAnabaptist-Mennonite. BISAC: Religion, Social Sciences. RTM: 690 Religion/Ethics.
The Editors: Dr. Roman J. Miller is the Daniel B. Suter Endowed Professor of Biology at Eastern Mennonite University where he teaches courses in physiology, development biology, philosophy of science, and bioethics. Dr. Beryl H. Brubaker is provost at Eastern Mennonite University. She co-edited Bioethics and the Beginning of Life with Roman Miller. Dr. James C. Peterson is the R. A. Hope Professor of Theology and Ethics at McMaster University Divinity College and a member of the Universitys Research Ethics Board. His recent publications include Genetic Turning Points.
Publishing House (the new name of Pandora Press U.S.)
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