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Praying for a Cure: When Medical and Religious Practices Conflict (Point/Counterpoint: Philosophers Debate Contemporary Issues) Paperback – March 25, 1999

ISBN-13: 978-0847692637 ISBN-10: 0847692639 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Series: Point/Counterpoint: Philosophers Debate Contemporary Issues
  • Paperback: 148 pages
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; 1 edition (March 25, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0847692639
  • ISBN-13: 978-0847692637
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.3 ounces
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,768,671 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


The right to turn one's chosen source is now well established in both law and ethics, but where children are unable to choose for themselves the situation is fraught with moral difficulties. This book highlights some of these difficulties and gives an insight into the doctrines and beliefs of Christian Scientists. There are no easy answers, although the insights offered by this book help to inform the debate. (Bulletin of Medical Ethics)

About the Author

Peggy DesAutels is assistant professor of philosophy and associate director of the Ethics Center at the University of South Florida. Margaret P. Battin is professor of philosophy and adjunct professor of internal medicine at the University of Utah and the author of numerous books, including Ethics in the Sanctuary: Examining the Practicesof Organized Religion (Yale) and The Least Worst Death: Essays in Bioethics on the End of Life (Rowman & Littlefield). Larry May is professor of philosophy at Washington University in St. Louis and has authored numerous books, including The Socially Responsive Self (Chicago). He is also the co-editor of Rethinking Masculinity (Rowman & Littlefield).

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