Is There Such a Thing as Christian Bioethics?


Modern biological and biomedical science raises many issues that people may find disturbing or controversial, from designer babies to stem cells. Using case studies from genetics and embryology, John Bryant will argue that, for most of these issues, there is no specifically Christian view. The issues do not lend themselves to black and white answers: decision-making must be much more nuanced than that.

John Bryant is a professor emeritus of Cell and Molecular Biology at the University of Exeter. He introduced one of the first courses in a UK university on bioethics, a course he ran until 2009. His books include Bioethics for Scientists, Introduction to Bioethics and Life in Our Hands.

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