From Library Journal
These six essays resulted from an inter-disciplinary dialog among scholars sponsored by a Denver foundation and the Franciscan friars. The resulting papers cover complex issues of human dignity. The contributors explore the scriptural and historical roots of the subject, and review Christian and non-Christian perspectives, the demeaning effects of a commodity-oriented culture, as well as preaching aspects, immigration, and healthcare, particularly for AIDS victims. Although authors' credentials were not included in the review copy, most have previous academic or religious publications. Taken as a whole, these essays contribute to the ongoing discourse on the value of human life. With bibliographical citations provided in each essay, the book will be useful to an informed audience as supplementary reading for courses in morality and ethics.?Anna M. Donnelly, St. John's Univ. Lib., Jamaica, NY
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An ideal introduction for general readers to Catholic thought on the matter of human values within a theological context. -- The Midwest Book Review
Taken as a whole, these essays contribute to the ongoing discourse on the value of human life. -- Library Journal