Item description for The New Genetic Medicine: Theological and Ethical Reflections by Thomas A. Shannon & James J. Walter...
Since the 1970s, the interrelated areas of medical genetics and biotechnology have developed dramatically and afforded increased control over the design of living organisms. From the very beginning, controversies over these techniques and their applications to plants, animals, and humans have raged in many disciplines including science, philosophy, ethics, and religion. This book brings together the seminal essays of two leading Catholic moral theologians Thomas Shannon and James Walter in an effort to identify the key ethical and theological questions raised by the new genetic medicine. What is unique about this book is that it specifically and directly brings modern genetics and the Roman Catholic theological and ethical tradition into dialogue. While the authors argue that the Catholic tradition has much to offer in putting this current scientific revolution into perspective, they well understand the need to avoid merely repeating the tradition in favor of bringing the best of the tradition to bear on the precise questions posed by modern genetic technology."
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Studio: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.24" Width: 5.62" Height: 0.56" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 2003
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
ISBN 0742531716 ISBN13 9780742531710
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More About Thomas A. Shannon & James J. Walter
Thomas A. Shannon is professor of religion and social ethics at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He is the author of many articles and books in Catholic Social thought, bioethics, and genetics. He is the editor of a series of readers in bioethics for Sheed & Ward. James J. Walter is Austin & Ann O'Malley Professor of Bioethics and director of the Bioethics Institute at Loyola Marymount University. He has written many articles and books on morality, medical ethics, and biotechnology, including A Call to Fidelity.
Thomas A. Shannon was born in 1940 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Worcester Polytechnic Institute.