Catholic Studies in Bioethics

John Paul II's Contribution to Catholic Bioethics

Editors: Tollefsen, Christopher (Ed.)

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Any list of the most influential figures of the second half of the twentieth century would arguably have to begin with the name of Pope John Paul II. From 1978, when he was inaugurated, to the present, over a quarter of a century later, the Pope has been a dominant force in the world, both within the Catholic and Christian Church, and in the larger international community. Among the areas in which the Pope has been of signal importance to contemporary discussion, argument, and policy has been the field of bioethics. This collection brings together for the first time in an accessible and readable form a summary and assessment of John Paul II's contribution to bioethical issues and theories. It includes discussion of the Pope's views on the dignity of the person and the sanctity of human life, and the application of these views to various difficulties in medical ethics such as abortion and embryo research, the right to health care and the problem of suffering.

Throughout, attention is paid to the way in which the Pope stands as a recognizably authentic voice for the Catholic faith in the medical arena.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction: John Paul II's Contribution to Catholic Bioethics

    Tollefsen, Christopher

    Pages 1-6

  • Pope John Paul II's Teaching on Human Dignity and its Implications for Bioethics

    Gormally, Luke

    Pages 7-33

  • John Paul II's Encyclical Veritatis Splendor and Bioethics

    May, William E.

    Pages 35-50

  • Liberty and Responsibility: John Paul II, Ethics, and the Law

    Colvert, Gavin T.

    Pages 51-72

  • Bioethics in the Ruins of Christendom: Why John Paul II's Diagnosis Requires a More Radical Cure Than May and Colvert Provide

    Cherry, Mark J.

    Pages 73-92

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
John Paul II's Contribution to Catholic Bioethics
Editors
  • Christopher Tollefsen
Series Title
Catholic Studies in Bioethics
Series Volume
84
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-3130-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-3130-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-3129-8
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6801-9
Series ISSN
0928-2661
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 191
Topics