Playing God?: Genetic Determinism and Human Freedon

Routledge, 2014 M04 4 - 278 páginas
Since the original publication of Playing God? in 1996, three developments in genetic technology have moved to the center of the public conversation about the ethics of human bioengineering. Cloning, the completion of the human genome project, and, most recently, the controversy over stem cell research have all sparked lively debates among religious thinkers and the makers of public policy. In this updated edition, Ted Peters illuminates the key issues in these debates and continues to make deft connections between our questions about God and our efforts to manage technological innovations with wisdom.

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Peters, the author of Sin (LJ 4/1/94) and author or editor of eight other semipopular books on science, theology, and New Age religion, was funded by the National Institutes of Health to look into ... Leer comentario completo


1 Playing God with DNA
2 Puppet Determinism and Promethean Determinism
3 The Crime Gene Stigma and Original Sin
4 The Socalled Gay Gene and Scientized Morality
5 Should We Patent Gods Creation?
7 The Cloning Controversy
8 The Stem Cell Controversy
9 A Theology of Freedom
Appendix A CTNS Statement on the Gay Gene Discovery
Appendix B Playing God with David Heyd
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6 The Question of Germline Intervention

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Ted Peters is Professor of Systematic Theology at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary and the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. He is the author of God-- The World's Future and the editor of Dialog, A Journal of Theology

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