Applying theological developments to bioethical issues such as genetic screening
Language: 
English
Abstract: 

Catholic movements within the centre of Roman Catholic doctrine recently have discussed Trinitarian theology as applied to sciences, arts, economics, health and other social areas. We explore the possibilities Trinitarian theology offers to bioethical debate, concentrating particularly on genetic screening and testing. It is important therefore to analyse the philosophical implications of this approach onto the bioethical world, where much disagreement occurs on fundamental issues. It is Catholic basic teaching to recognize and see God's hand in plurality, not merely as a cliche and then doing what we feel is right, but to recognize how to live in a pluralistic world. We recognize, in agreement with these theologians, that in order for a Trinitarian mode of understanding to be used by those doing bioethical debate, there is a need to depart from fundamentalism.

Author(s): 
Mallia, Pierre
ten Have, Henk
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Ethics & Medicine: A Christian Perspective on Issues in Bioethics
Journal Abbreviation: 
Ethics Med
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Year: 
2005
Pages: 
95-107
Volume: 
21
Issue: 
2
ISSN: 
0266-688X
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 16265811

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Pierre Mallia and Henk ten Have. 2005. "Applying theological developments to bioethical issues such as genetic screening." Ethics & Medicine: A Christian Perspective on Issues in Bioethics 21: 2: 95-107.

Wikipedia Citation

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