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Human Cloning: Religious Responses Paperback – November 1, 1997


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A dozen Christian theologians tackle the question of human cloning and offer diverse views of whether cloning is "playing God" and whether it is something to be welcomed as a scientific advance or feared as a manipulation of creation. While all 12 agree this question needs to be discussed before human cloning becomes a reality, they offer a wide range of views. The contributors represent various Christian denominations. Most are present or former seminary professors; two are directors of church "think-tanks" (representing the Church of Scotland and Roman Catholicism). Two of the 12 are women: one says no to cloning; one sees it as a way to undercut male hegemony and solve the problem of same-sex couples who want a child who possesses the genes of at least one of them. Overall, the collection offers provocative views of an emerging moral issue. Highly recommended.?Augustine J. Curley, Newark Abbey, N.J.
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About the Author

Ronald Cole-Turner is H. Parker Sharp Professor of Theology and Ethics at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is a founding member of the International Society for Science and Religion and the author of The New Genesis: Theology and the Genetic Revolution.

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Ron Cole-Turner teaches theology and ethics at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He is especially interested in advances in science and technology and how they affect our understanding of what it means to be human. He blogs about recent scientific advances in human origins research and on emerging technologies of human enhancement at www.enhancingtheology.blogspot.com

He is the award-winner author of Pastoral Genetics: Theology and Care at the Beginning of Life, coauthored with Brent Waters and winner of 1997 Prize for Outstanding Books in Theology and Science.

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