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Biology and Christian ethics [electronic resource] / Stephen R.L. Clark.

By: Clark, Stephen R. L.
Material type: TextTextSeries: New studies in Christian ethics: 17.Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000Description: 1 online resource (xv, 332 p.).ISBN: 0511010206 (electronic bk.); 9780511010200 (electronic bk.); 9780511605840 (electronic bk.); 0511605846 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Christian ethics | Biology -- Religious aspects -- Christianity | Ethics, Evolutionary | RELIGION -- Christian Theology -- Ethics | Electronic books | Morale chr�etienne | Biologie -- Aspect religieux -- Christianisme | Morale �evolutive | Bio�ethique | Christelijke ethiek | Biologie | Darwinisme | Christliche Ethik | Biologie | BioethikGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Biology and Christian ethics.DDC classification: 241/.64957 Other classification: 11.62 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The development of Darwinian theory -- Moral and metaphysical assumptions -- Trying to live in nature -- The biology of sin -- Human identities -- The goals of goodness -- The end of humanity -- The covenant with all living creatures -- Conclusion : cosmos and beyond.
Review: "This book mounts a profound enquiry into some of the most pressing questions of our age, by examining the relationship between biological science and Christianity. The history of biological discovery is explored from the point of view of a leading philosopher and ethicist." "What effect should modern biological theory and practice have on Christian understanding of ethics? How much of that theory and practice should Christians endorse? Can Christians, for example, agree that biological changes are not governed by transcendent values, or that there are no clear or essential boundaries between species? To what extent can 'Nature' set our standards? Stephen R. L. Clark takes a reasoned look at biological theory since Darwin and argues that an orthodox Christian philosophy is better able to accommodate the truth of such theory than is the sort of progressive, meliorist interpretation of Christian doctrine which has usually been offered as the properly 'modern' option." "Orthodox Christianity and sensible biological theory alike can agree that we are sinners, that every individual is an end in itself, and that the true values to which we should direct ourselves transcend the needs of survival."--BOOK JACKET.
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The development of Darwinian theory -- Moral and metaphysical assumptions -- Trying to live in nature -- The biology of sin -- Human identities -- The goals of goodness -- The end of humanity -- The covenant with all living creatures -- Conclusion : cosmos and beyond.

"This book mounts a profound enquiry into some of the most pressing questions of our age, by examining the relationship between biological science and Christianity. The history of biological discovery is explored from the point of view of a leading philosopher and ethicist." "What effect should modern biological theory and practice have on Christian understanding of ethics? How much of that theory and practice should Christians endorse? Can Christians, for example, agree that biological changes are not governed by transcendent values, or that there are no clear or essential boundaries between species? To what extent can 'Nature' set our standards? Stephen R. L. Clark takes a reasoned look at biological theory since Darwin and argues that an orthodox Christian philosophy is better able to accommodate the truth of such theory than is the sort of progressive, meliorist interpretation of Christian doctrine which has usually been offered as the properly 'modern' option." "Orthodox Christianity and sensible biological theory alike can agree that we are sinners, that every individual is an end in itself, and that the true values to which we should direct ourselves transcend the needs of survival."--BOOK JACKET.

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