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Religion and Medical Ethics: Looking Back, Looking Forward (Edited by Allen Verhey, 1996) spacer Religion and Medical Ethics: Looking Back, Looking Forward (Edited by Allen Verhey, 1996)
BY: Denis Haack
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In 1993 The Institute of Religion sponsored a conference at which the papers gathered in this volume were presented. This is the first in a planned series of books on religion and health care to be published by the Center. The editor, Allen Verhey, is the Evert J. & Hattie E. Blekkink Professor of Religion at Hope College, Holland, MI.

Religion and Medical Ethics includes:

“Religion and the Roots of the Bioethics Revival” by David Smith (Professor of Religious Studies, Indiana University).

“The Marginalization of Religious Voices in Bioethics” by Stephen Lammers (Helen H. P. Manson Professor of Religion at Lafayette College).

“Alien Dignity: The Legacy of Helmut Thielicke” by Karen Lebacqz (Professor of Christian Ethics, Graduate Theological Union).

“How Christian Ethics Became Medical Ethics: The Case of Paul Ramsey” by Stanley Hauerwas (Professor of Theological Ethics at the Divinity School, Duke University).

“Styles of Religious Reflection in Medical Ethics” by James Gustafson (Henry R. Luce Professor of Humanities and Comparative Studies at Emory University).

“A New Era for Bioethics: The Search for Meaning in Moral Experience” by Warren Reich (Professor of Bioethics at Georgetown University School of Medicine).


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Denis Haack
Denis is the author of The Rest of Success: What the World Didn’t Tell You About Having It All and has written articles for such journals as Reformation & Revival Journal, Eternity, Covenant, and World. He holds a Master of Arts in Theological Studies degree from Covenant Seminary in St. Louis.
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