Catholic Studies in Bioethics

Contemporary Controversies in Catholic Bioethics

Editors: Eberl, Jason T (Ed.)

  • Offers a comprehensive and nuanced treatment of a wide range of bioethical issues debated by Catholic scholars
  • Includes contributions by nationally and internationally recognized Catholic scholars
  • Contains commissioned essays providing the most up-to-date arguments supporting the positions argued
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This volume comprises various viewpoints representing a Catholic perspective on contemporary practices in medicine and biomedical research. The Roman Catholic Church has had a significant impact upon the formulation and application of moral values and principles to a wide range of controversial issues in bioethics. Catholic leaders, theologians, and bioethicists have elucidated and marshaled arguments to support the Church’s definitive positions on several bioethical issues, such as abortion, euthanasia, and reproductive cloning. Not all bioethical issues, however, have been definitively addressed by Catholic authorities, and some Church teachings allow for differing applications in diverse circumstances. Moreover, as new biomedical technologies emerge, Church authorities rely on experts in science, medicine, philosophy, theology, law, and other disciplines to advise them. Such experts continue to debate issues related to reproduction, genetics, end-of-life care, and health care policy. This volume will be a valuable resource for scholars in bioethics or Catholic studies, who will benefit from the nuanced arguments offered based on the latest research. This volume is also instructive for students entering the field to become aware of the founding philosophical and theological principles informing the Catholic bioethical worldview.

About the authors

Jason T. Eberl, Ph.D. is the Semler Endowed Chair for Medical Ethics in the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Professor of Philosophy at Marian University in Indianapolis. He is also an affiliate faculty member of the Indiana University Center for Bioethics and the Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics at IU Health. His research interests include the philosophy of human nature and its application to issues at the margins of life; ethical issues related to end-of-life care, genetics, and healthcare allocation; and the philosophical thought of Thomas Aquinas. He is the author of Thomistic Principles and Bioethics (Routledge 2006) and The Routledge Guidebook to Aquinas’s Summa Theologiae (Routledge 2015), and has published articles in The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, The Linacre Quarterly, Review of Metaphysics, International Philosophical Quarterly, The Modern Schoolman, Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, American Journal of Bioethics, and Bioethics.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contemporary Controversies in Catholic Bioethics
Editors
  • Jason T Eberl
Series Title
Catholic Studies in Bioethics
Series Volume
127
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-55766-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-55766-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-55764-9
Series ISSN
0928-2661
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 622
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations
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