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The Churches speak on--euthanasia : official statements from religious bodies and ecumenical organizations

Author: J Gordon Melton; Christel Manning
Publisher: Detroit : Gale Research, ©1991.
Series: Churches speak series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Gordon Melton; Christel Manning
ISBN: 0810376482 9780810376489
OCLC Number: 23188051
Description: xxviii, 212 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Roman Catholic Church/ Pope Pius XII : The prolongation of life --
Bishop Timothy Harrington : Statement against Massachusetts Living Will legislation --
Sacred congregation for the doctrine of the faith : Vatican declaration on euthanasia --
Father Edward Bryce : Statement on Proposed Uniform Definition of Death Act --
National Conference of Catholic Bishops : Guidelines for Legislation on Life-sustaining Treatment --
National Conference of Catholic Bishops : Statement on Proposed Uniform Rights of the Terminally Ill Act --
Pontification Academy of Science : the artificial prolongation of life --
Pope John Paul II : The mystery of life and death --
Cardinal Joseph Bernardin : Euthanasia: Ethical and legal challenge --
Bishops of Florida : Life, death, and the treatment of dying patients --
Archdiocese of Atlanta : Friend of the court brief --
Franciscan sisters of Mary : Friend of the Court Brief --
Cardinal John O'Connor : Help Wanted: Sister of life 2. Protestant and Eastern Orthodox Churches --
Anglican Church of Canada : Dying: Considerations concerning the passage from life to death --
Christian church (disciples of Christ) : Resolution concerning the rights of handicapped infants --
Church of England: On Dying well: An Anglican contribution to the debate on euthanasia --
Evangelical Congregational church: Statement on euthanasia --
Evangelical free church of America: A declaration for life and morality --
Evangelical Lutheran church in America: Death and dying/The non-treatment of seriously handicapped newborns --
Independent fundamental churches of America: Abortion and euthanasia --
Jehovah's witnesses: What about mercy killing? --
Lutheran church-Missouri synod: Report on euthanasia with guiding principles --
Methodist church (with the Roman Catholic church): agreed statement: holy living and holy dying --
Methodist conference (England): a Methodist statement on Euthanasia --
National association of Free Will Baptists: Resolution on Biblical values --
Reformed Church in America: Resolution on life support systems --
United Church of Christ: the right to die --
Resolutions on the Right to die: legal recognition of living wills --
United Presbyterian church: Decision making at the end of life --
Wesleyan church: Infanticide, euthanasia, and removal of life support systems 3. Jewish groups --
National council of Jewish women: Individual rights and responsibilities --
Orthodox Judaism (Rabbi Dr. Immanuel Jakobovitz): preparation for death and euthanasia --
Reform Judaism (Rabbi Solomon B. Freehof): Dying patient kept alive/ Allowing a terminal patient to die --
4. Other religious bodies --
Buddhism (Phillip A. Lesco): Euthanasia: a Buddhist perspective --
Church of Christ, Scientist: Death and dying: A Christian perspective --
Unitarian Universalist association: legality of living wills.
Series Title: Churches speak series.
Other Titles: Euthanasia.
Responsibility: J. Gordon Melton ; Christel Manning, contributing editor.

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