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Suffering Presence

Suffering Presence

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

Stanley Hauerwas

“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

“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, Unviersity of Virginia

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

P00007

Against the Nations

War and Survival in a Liberal Society

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Character and the Christian Life

A Study in Theological Ethics

Stanley Hauerwas
P00061

Christians among the Virtues

Theological Conversations with Ancient and Modern Ethics

Stanley Hauerwas and Charles Pinches
P03055

Defense of Dignity

Creating Life, Destroying Life, and Protecting the Rights of Conscience

Christopher Kaczor
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Anticipatory Corpse

Medicine, Power, and the Care of the Dying

Jeffrey P. Bishop
P01381

Rich Bioethics

Public Policy, Biotechnology, and the Kass Council

Adam Briggle

Suffering Presence

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

Stanley Hauerwas

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

“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

“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, Unviersity of Virginia

ISBN: 978-0-268-01722-4

240 pages