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Author Nelson, J. Robert (John Robert), 1920-

Title On the new frontiers of genetics and religion / J. Robert Nelson.

Published Grand Rapids, Mich. : W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., c1994.


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 UniM Bail  241.649574 NELS    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 212 p. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-205) and indexes.
Contents Foreword / C. Thomas Caskey -- Ch. 1. The Two Frontiers Converge. A. The Frontier of Genetics. 1. From Mendel to Eugenics. 2. From Watson and Crick to Manipulating DNA. 3. The Human Genome Project. B. The Frontier of Religion. 1. Early Responses to Genetic Science. 2. Ecumenical Deliberations. 3. The Houston Conferences on "Genetics, Religion and Ethics" C. "Summary Reflection Statement" of the Houston Delegates -- Ch. 2. Genetic Advances in Medicine. A. Basic Strategies in Resisting Disorders. B. Diagnosis before Birth. 1. How It Is Done. 2. Who Is Helped? 3. Access and Cost. C. Counseling. 1. Theory of Counseling. 2. When Counseling Goes Wrong. 3. The Religious Factor. D. Prevention and Treatment. 1. An Ounce of Prevention. . . 2. . . . Worth a Half-Pound of Cure -- Ch. 3. Genome and Some Social Issues. A. Is the Human Genome Project Beyond Criticism? B. Concerns of Women: Ruth Ellen Bulger. C. Truth and Consequences. D. A Danger of Knowing Too Much? John S. Habgood.
Ch. 4. Concepts of Human Nature. A. Old Questions, New Evidence. B. Human Reflection of Divine Image. C. Can We Go beyond Gene Therapy to a Changed Nature? -- Ch. 5. Personal Religious Positions Individually Expressed. A. Judaism. 1. Barry Freundel. 2. Fred D. Ledley. B. Roman Catholicism. 1. Albert S. Moraczewski. 2. Kevin O'Rourke. C. Eastern Orthodoxy. 1. Stanley S. Harakas. 2. George J. Pazin. D. Protestantism. 1. Roy J. Enquist (Lutheran). 2. Gerald P. McKenny (Reformed). E. Islam. Hassan M. Hathout. F. Hinduism. George E. C. Sudarshan -- Ch. 6. Official Religious Positions. A. Ecumenical Statements. 1. World Council of Churches. 2. National Council of Churches of Christ. B. Denominational Statements. 1. Church of the Brethren. 2. Episcopal Church. 3. United Methodist and United Church of Christ. C. Analysis and Critique of Church Statements: Andrey R. Chapman. D. Prospects for a New Consensus? -- Ch. 7. An Exercise in Correlation.
Subject Human Genome Project.
Human genetics -- Religious aspects.
Genetics -- Research -- Moral and ethical aspects.
ISBN 0802807410 (pbk.) :