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Suffering Presence

Suffering Presence

Theological Reflections on Medicine, the Mentally Handicapped, and the Church

Stanley Hauerwas

“Stanley Hauerwas challenges the dominant paradigms of contemporary ethics and views the moral crisis in medicine in this excellent collection of essays. He provides fresh insights into such diverse issues as whether the goal of medicine is to forestall death, how moral relations in a family may be redefined in response to novel reproductive techniques, and whether there are limits to the duties of parents of children who are disabled.” — Cynthia B. Cohen, Ph.D., J.D., The Hastings Center

“A well-formed theological perspective that illuminates the moral life, particularly medical care and the care of children and the handicapped.” — James S. Childress, University of Virginia

ISBN: 978-0-268-01722-4
240 pages

Stanley Hauerwas is Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics at the Divinity School of Duke University. He is the author of many books, including A Community of Character: Toward a Constructive Christian Social Ethic (University of Notre Dame Press, 1981), which was selected by Christianity Today as one of the 100 most important books on religion of the twentieth century.

“Hauerwas’s overriding concern in this text is with the contribution theological ethics can make to moral dilemmas in medicine. . . . The text is a most provocative collection of essays and will become standard reading for all medical ethicists who take the theological voice seriously.” — Ethics

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Suffering Presence

Theological Reflections on Medicine, the Mentally Handicapped, and the Church

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 Suffering Presence: Theological Reflections on Medicine, the Mentally Handicapped, and the Church
Paper Edition

“Stanley Hauerwas challenges the dominant paradigms of contemporary ethics and views the moral crisis in medicine in this excellent collection of essays. He provides fresh insights into such diverse issues as whether the goal of medicine is to forestall death, how moral relations in a family may be redefined in response to novel reproductive techniques, and whether there are limits to the duties of parents of children who are disabled.” — Cynthia B. Cohen, Ph.D., J.D., The Hastings Center

“A well-formed theological perspective that illuminates the moral life, particularly medical care and the care of children and the handicapped.” — James S. Childress, University of Virginia

ISBN: 978-0-268-01722-4

240 pages

“Hauerwas’s overriding concern in this text is with the contribution theological ethics can make to moral dilemmas in medicine. . . . The text is a most provocative collection of essays and will become standard reading for all medical ethicists who take the theological voice seriously.” — Ethics