Wednesday, October 15, 2008

On Moral Medicine

This massive tome of 1004 pages is a collection of essays written by Christian theologians and philosophers concerning the issues of biomedical ethics.

This is an excellent selection with contributions from leading bioethicists for the last 30 years. Bioethics is a new science.

The writing is mixed as some wrote as theologians and philosophers who are Christians while few wrote as Christians who are theologians and philosophers. What is surprising is the absence of medical doctors writing. One would have thought that Christian medical doctors will have more to contribute in this area.

There is also a noticeable absence of Orthodox theologians and philosophers' contribution.

It is still a good book to give a broad Christian perspective on biomedical ethics.

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