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Matters of Life and Death: A Catholic Guide to the Moral Questions of Our Time Hardcover – March 5, 2018

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1. ABOUT RIGHT AND WRONG a. How Do We Know What Is Right and Wrong? b. The Natural Law c. Rights and Duties? d. What Is a Human Conscience?
2. HUMAN SEXUALITY a. A Short History b. Body and Soul c. Sexuality without Procreation
3. CONTRACEPTION a. The Events around Conception b. When Does Human Life Begin? c. An Assessment of Contraception d. Marriage and Procreation
4. INFERTILITY a. In-Vitro-Fertilization (IVF) b. What Is Wrong with IVF?
5. ABORTION a. A Conflict of Interests b. A Conflict of Rights c. Crisis Situations
6. EUGENICS a. Negative Eugenics b. Positive Eugenics c. Genetic Manipulation d. The Overpopulation Myth
7. SEX AND GENDER CHANGE a. The Biology behind It b. The Morality behind It c. Homosexuality
8. EUTHANASIA a. What is a Meaningful life? b. Prolonging Life c. Shortening Life d. How Dead Is Brain-Dead
9. ATTEMPTS TO UNDERMINE MORALITY a. Relativism b. Reductionism

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"We have long needed a book for non-specialist readers accurately explaining the scientific background of important bioethical issues and showing how basic moral norms guide our thinking about them to sound conclusions. Now we have it. I congratulate Gerard Verschuuren for meeting so vital a need."--ROBERT P. GEORGE, Princeton University

"Matters of Life and Death is a masterpiece of clarity and common sense. Yet many today deny its conclusions, especially in media and academia."--PETER KREEFT, Boston College

"When lost in the woods we need a compass. William J. Bennett produced The Moral Compass in 1995. But it did not, as does Matters of Life and Death, deal with the specific problems that plague our immediate present, ranging from abortion to in vitro fertilization. To his credit, Gerard Verschuuren deftly manages to align common sense, conscience, nature, and human rights toward a True North that is Catholic in both senses of the word: for everyone and consistent with the Catholic vision."--DONALD T. DEMARCO, Holy Apostles College and Seminary

Product details

  • Publisher : Angelico Press (March 5, 2018)
  • Language : English
  • Hardcover : 210 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1621383318
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1621383314
  • Item Weight : 14.3 ounces
  • Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.63 x 8.5 inches

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