Human Dignity in the Biotech Century: A Christian Vision for Public Policy
By: Colson, Charles W., Cameron, Nigel M. de S.
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
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What will be the greatest moral challenge facing our society throughout this century? Are we ready to face it? Editors Charles W. Colson and Nigel M. de S. Cameron, along with a panel of expert contributors, make the case in this book that the greatest watershed debates of the twenty-first century concerning ethics and public policy will surround the issue of biotechnology. In twelve essays they address several of the legal and ethical challenges before us: embryo research, stem cell research, cloning, genetic engineering, gene therapy, pharmacogenomics, cybernetics, nanotechnology and, of course, abortion.
Contributors include William L. Saunders, J. D., Family Research Council Christopher Hook, M.D., The Mayo Clinic Henk Jochemsen, Ph.D., Free University of Amsterdam David A. Prentice, Ph.D., Indiana State University Nathan A. Adams IV, Ph.D., J.D., Christian Legal Society David Stevens, M.D., Christian Medical Association Paige Comstock Cunningham, J. D., Americans United for Life C. Ben Mitchell, Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Richard Doerflinger, M.A., Secretariat for Pro-life, National Conference of Catholic Bishops Wesley J. Smith, J.D., International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assistend Suicide Leaders in their fields, these contributors point out the crucial role Christians can and should play in the public square. The well-informed and forward-looking perspectives they present will help us prepare for the challenges ahead.
|Release Date: August 7, 2004||Pages: 240|
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The well-known story of Charles Colson's
transformation from President Richard Nixon's
"hatchet man" who was "incapable of humanitarian
thoughts" to founder of the Prison Fellowship
Ministries and internationally recognized
Christian author and speaker is a triumph of God
finding a man and a man finding God. His 1973
conversion to Christianity was followed by a
guilty plea to obstruction of justice and a
seven-month prison sentence in 1974. He founded
Prison Fellowship Ministries in 1976, fulfilling
a promise made to fellow inmates that he would
"never forget those behind bars."
Charles Colson's first book, Born Again,
was released in 1976 and instantly became an
international bestseller. He has authored 16
books that have collectively sold more than five
million copies worldwide, including Justice That Restores, How Now Shall We Live?, Burden of Truth, Answers to Your Kids, Gideon's Torch, Why
America Doesn't Work, Kingdoms in Conflict,
and Loving God.
The phenomenal growth of Prison
Fellowship Ministries over the last twenty-five
years leads Charles Colson and some 50,000
volunteers to serve the need of prisoners in
over 88 countries. In addition to Prison
Fellowship, he founded Justice Fellowship,
Neighbors Who Care, and Angel Tree. Angel Tree is a program that provides Christmas presents to more than
500,000 children of inmates annually. He is
also a syndicated columnist, international
speaker, and commentator on the nationally
syndicated radio broadcast BreakPoint. He
received the prestigious Templeton Prize for
Progress in Religion in 1993 and donated the
$1 million prize to the Prison Fellowship's
Charles Colson remains committed to the
unity of the church, the relationships between
church and state, the struggle between the
spiritual and the secular worlds, and constantly
encourages Christians to understand biblical
faith as an entire worldview and to adopt
biblical faith as a perspective on all life.
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