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Catholic Bioethics and Gift of Human Life Paperback – April 4, 2008

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"With so much bioethical thinking supporting the culture of death, I can think of no better champion of a culture of life than Professor William E. May. Professor May has given us a book which is useful not only for its masterful summary of the moral magisterium on bioethics, but also for its treatment of such issues as contraception, artificial reproduction, the care of the dying, human experimentation, and the definition of death and organ transplants." --Dr. Mark S. Latkovic, Associate Professor of Moral Theology, Sacred Heart Major Seminary

"---a valuable contribution dealing with bioethical issues from a Catholic perspective, a work offering Catholics a sure guide to making morally correct decisions in the often complex field of bioethics, sure to become a standard reference and textbook for the bioethical issues dominating the contemporary landscape." --Rev. Paul F. deLadurantaye, S.T.D., Assistant Professor of Theology, Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College

"---a valuable contribution dealing with bioethical issues from a Catholic perspective, a work offering Catholics a sure guide to making morally correct decisions in the often complex field of bioethics, sure to become a standard reference and textbook for the bioethical issues dominating the contemporary landscape." --Rev. Paul F. deLadurantaye, S.T.D., Assistant Professor of Theology, Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College

About the Author

Internationally-known theologian William E. May is the winner of the Paul Ramsey award for outstanding contributions to bioethics from the Center for Bioethics and Culture. He is the Michael J. McGivney Professor of Moral Theology at the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, co-author of Catholic Sexual Ethics, Second Edition, and author of An Introduction to Moral Theology
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor; 2 edition (April 4, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592763308
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592763306
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,387,812 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By J. A. Raymakers on December 6, 2008
Format: Paperback
Catholic Bioethics and Gift of Human Life
This book is a very thorough and up-to-date review of all the important issues in human bioethics. The way in which very recent discussions on important questions in the professional litterature are reviewed and confronted with the teachings of the Catholic Church is outstanding. Namely the problems concerning the criteria of death in relation to organ donation, questions on reproductive medicine and abortion, care for the dying and experimentation on humans are confronted in a balanced way. An important book even for those who do not share the moral teaching of the Catholic Church.
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One of the most satisfying of the bioethics books I've been reading, because it is thorough in its analysis and gives good reasons for its conclusions. Plus, it is one of the best written of the bioethics books I've come across. Not a lot of puffed-up jargon, but fairly straight-forward talk. If ever there is a bioethics committee deciding my fate, I hope someone like May is on it.
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This book of Father May's is much easier to read and understand than his previous book I've studied 'Moral Theology.' This one has updated information since, I believe, it was first published in 2004. Lot's of very good information and information that leads to answers.
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