Friday, January 16, 2009

Dignitas Personae and a Book Review

The latest from Thinking Faith...

Dignitas Personae: a new Vatican document on bioethics
In December 2008, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith released a new document about the issues surrounding IVF and embryo experimentation. Dr David Jones offers a guide to the principles appealed to and the issues addressed in Dignitas Personae, and asks how this timely teaching applies to recent debates in the UK regarding hybrid embryos and stem cell research. Read >>

Book Review: Theological Interpretation of the New Testament by Kevin J. Vanhoozer (Ed.), N.T. Wright and Daniel J. Treier (Associate Eds.)
Reviewed by Nicholas King SJ
This is a book for anyone seriously interested in the New Testament, who wants to read it as Scripture without surrendering his or her God-given critical intelligence. What this book wishes to do, without undoing the advances in scripture scholarship of the last two hundred years, is to study God and the mighty acts of God. Read more >>

Personally I find the Dignitas Personae a fascinating document to read. Will get a copy of the book reviewed for my own reading.

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