How to Be a Christian in a Brave New World
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|Format:||Paperback, 224 pages|
|Other Information: ||B & W Line|
|Published In: ||United States, 21 April 2006|
This work features stem-cell research, cloning, and genetic engineering. Today, discoveries in biotechnology are occurring so rapidly that we can barely begin to address one ethical debate before another looms overhead. This brave new world we've entered is a daunting one as well, with disturbing implications for the sanctity of life and for human nature itself. How should we respond as Christians? Drawing on an abundance of cutting-edge information and life experience, Joni Eareckson Tada and Nigel M. de S. Cameron help you think through issues no Christian can afford to ignore. As a quadriplegic who has spent three decades advocating for the disability community out of a wheelchair, Joni offers the insights of a woman intimately acquainted with suffering and struggle. Dr. Cameron shares from his vast knowledge as one of today's foremost bioethics. Together, they offer deeply informed perspectives on such pressing issues as human cloning, designer babies, redefining human nature, and human harvesting. Here is thoughtful, passionate, and gripping reading about the world that is coming - that, indeed, is already here - and how to live out your faith with conviction in its midst.
Table of Contents
Contents Introduction 11 Part One: The Brave New World 1. Starting Out...19 2. The Brave New World...27 3. Wonderfully Made...47 4. The Better Babies Story...67 Part Two: Designing Our Babies 5. Quality Control...87 6. Baby Cloning...101 7. Designer Babies...121 Part Three: Treating People Like Things 8. Human Harvest...137 9. The Color of Your Genes...151 10. A New Slavery...161 11. Faking Life...173 Part Four: So What Can We Do? 12. What Do We Do Now?...189 13. Questions People Ask...201 Appendix: Going Deeper -- Resources to Live in the Brave New World...209 Index 219
About the Author
Nigel M. de S. Cameron, Ph.D., a speaker, writer and consultant, is Research Professor of Bioethics at the Illinois Institute of Technology, and President of the Institute on Biotechnology and the Human Future (thehumanfuture.org). He is also senior fellow of the Wilberforce Forum, Charles W. Colson's Christian worldview think tank in Washington, D.C., and director of its affiliated Council for Biotechnology Policy (biotechpolicy.org). Dr. Cameron lives in Deerfield, Illinois, with his wife Shenach. They have five children and four grandchildren. Joni Eareckson Tada is the founder of Joni and Friends, an organization accelerating Christian outreach in the disability community that numbers 610 million people worldwide. This organization operates out of the new Joni and Friends International Disability Center located in Agoura, California. Joni is not only an international disability advocate, but an artist and the author of numerous best-selling books, including Diamonds in the Dust, More Precious Than Silver, the Platinum award-winning Joni, Heaven: Your Real Home, When God Weeps, and The God I Love. Joni Eareckson Tada es fundadora y presidenta del Ministerio JAF Joni and Friends [Joni y sus amigos], una organizacion dedicada a alcanzar vidas para Cristo dentro de la comunidad de los incapacitados. Es ademas autora de muchos libros.
'This book tackles some of the most profound ethical questions facing Christians today, including stem-cell research, cloning, and genetic engineering. It draws on both cutting-edge information and life experience to help believers think through issues they can no longer ignore. This book will not only teach you about these important issues, but it will help you think through them from a biblical perspective.' -- Rick Warren's Ministry Toolbox
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