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Retrieving the natural law : a return to moral first things

Author: J Daryl Charles
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 2008.
Series: Critical issues in bioethics.
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J. Daryl Charles argues that a traditional metaphysics of natural law lies at the heart of the present reconstructive project, and that a revival in natural-law thinking is of the highest priority for the Christian community as we contend in, rather than abdicate, the public square. Nowhere is this more on display than in the realm of bioethics, where the most basic moral questions--human personhood, human rights  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J Daryl Charles
ISBN: 9780802825940 080282594X
OCLC Number: 180851997
Description: x, 346 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Contending for moral first things : Christian social ethics and postconsensus culture --
Natural law and the Christian tradition --
Natural law and the Protestant prejudice --
Moral law, Christian belief, and social ethics --
Contending for moral first things in ethical and bioethical debates : critical categories, part 1 --
Contending for moral first things in ethical and bioethical debates : critical categories, part 2 --
Ethics, bioethics, and the natural law, a test case : euthanasia yesterday and today --
The natural law and public morality : second thoughts on what is at stake.
Series Title: Critical issues in bioethics.
Responsibility: J. Daryl Charles.
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J. Daryl Charles argues that a traditional metaphysics of natural law lies at the heart of the present reconstructive project, and that a revival in natural-law thinking is of the highest priority for the Christian community as we contend in, rather than abdicate, the public square. Nowhere is this more on display than in the realm of bioethics, where the most basic moral questions--human personhood, human rights versus responsibilities, the reality of moral evil, the basis of civil society--are being debated. -- from publisher description.

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