From the Inside Flap
"The range of this work is extraordinary, far-reaching in both the topics addressed and the disciplines represented by its many authors. Rarely has a collection of essays drawn upon expertise as varied as that of scholars of religious studies and history, anthropologists (both medical and social), doctors, sociologists, and biochemists. Disciplinary range is matched with topical diversity as these authors probe issues of theory and practice within multiple contexts, as they explore ancient medical and theological literatures, and as they assess responses and reactions to the most current academic research and legal reflection."--Jane McAuliffe, president, Bryn Mawr College
About the Author
Jonathan E. Brockopp is an associate professor in the Department of Religious Studies and History at Pennsylvania State University. He is coauthor with Jacob Neusner and Tamara Sonn of Judaism and Islam in Practice: A Sourcebook and editor of Islamic Ethics of Life: Abortion, War, and Euthanasia. Thomas Eich is an assistant professor at the Seminar for Oriental Studies at the Tubingen University in Germany and the author of Islam und Bioethik and Moderne Medizin und Islamische Ethik.