What will be the greatest moral challenge facing our society throughout this century? Are we ready to face it?
Editors Charles W. Colson and Nigel M. de S. Cameron, along with a panel of expert contributors, make the case in this book that the greatest watershed debates of the twenty-first century concerning ethics and public policy will surround the issue of biotechnology. In twelve essays they address several of the legal and ethical challenges before us: embryo research, stem cell research, cloning, genetic engineering, gene therapy, pharmacogenomics, cybernetics, nanotechnology and, of course, abortion.
Contributors include William L. Saunders, J. D., Family Research Council Christopher Hook, M.D., The Mayo Clinic Henk Jochemsen, Ph.D., Free University of Amsterdam David A. Prentice, Ph.D., Indiana State University Nathan A. Adams IV, Ph.D., J.D., Christian Legal Society David Stevens, M.D., Christian Medical Association Paige Comstock Cunningham, J. D., Americans United for Life C. Ben Mitchell, Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Richard Doerflinger, M.A., Secretariat for Pro-life, National Conference of Catholic Bishops Wesley J. Smith, J.D., International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
Leaders in their fields, these contributors point out the crucial role Christians can and should play in the public square. The well-informed and forward-looking perspectives they present will help us prepare for the challenges ahead.