Medical Ethics Resources

In a posted comment on the Schiavo case I referred to an interview with Nigel Cameron. I wasn’t sure if I was correct or where I even heard the interview. It was a >Mars Hill Audio Interview a few years back.

Theologian Nigel Cameron states that the biggest issue facing the Church and society today concerns how people use their bio- and medical-technologies on themselves and the concomitant consequences for human nature and well-being, subjects richly addressed in a recent report from the President’s Council on Bioethics. The report, titled Beyond Therapy: Biotechnology and the Pursuit of Happiness, is part of a cultural discussion about bioethics in which the Church has thus far been surprisingly and regretfully silent, says Cameron. Instead of rigorously taking up the issues facing humanity in conjunction with biotechnology, Christian pastors and theologians have been content to let non-Christians do the thinking—from their various points of view outside the Church—for the Church. Cameron explains that the Church has neglected fully engaging this issue and others like it in part because it has been focusing on adding numbers “to the colors” instead of “adding disciples to the kingdom of God.” He distinguishes between the emphasis required for teaching non-believers about the gospel and that required for teaching believers to discern God’s will for the Church in the current era.

If you follow the link above, you can find the titles of the books that he has written plus links to other websites that deal with medical ethics from a Christian perspective.

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