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Consistently Opposing Killing

Consistently Opposing Killing Author Rachel MacNair
ISBN-10 UOM:39015079249028
Release 2008
Pages 204
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This work explains an increasingly popular view dubbed the Consistent Life Ethic, which holds that all life deserves reverence, so all social support for actions that destroy life should be withdrawn. The call is for opposition to abortion, capital punishment, euthanasia and other forms of killing to be consistent. Supporters of this view, shared widely in these pages, include figures from the Dalai Lama and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malread Corrifon Maguire to actor Martin Sheen and "Village Voice" columnist Nat Hentoff. It is at once an ethical, religious and political ideology, explored here in its application to actions from treatment of unborn humans to infants, the disabled, the poverty-stricken, war combatants and animals. In the work at hand, contributors explain the history of the pro-life movement, its growth and expansion, how these types of seemingly disparate killing are all linked, why a Consistent Life Ethic is needed, and how individuals can take steps to assure this ethic is more widely accepted.

Consistently Pro Life

Consistently Pro Life Author Rob Arner
ISBN-10 9781606086124
Release 2010-07-01
Pages 152
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Consistently Pro-Life is a book about killing. Specifically, it takes up the question of when and under what circumstances is it morally justifiable for a Christian to take human life. The murder of abortionist Dr. George Tiller on Pentecost Sunday 2009 reignited the national debate over abortion by focusing attention on the seeming hypocrisy of those who would kill to defend life. But many times, those who would condemn the killing of Dr. Tiller would readily justify the killing of human beings in other circumstances. This leads to the question: What basis do we have to judge a specific act of violence as morally good or ethically justifiable in light of the gospel of Jesus Christ? Rob Arner explores these issues and argues that the deliberate killing of any human being is incompatible with the moral life of a follower of Jesus. Readers will discover in the witness of the ancient Christian church an example of how modern Christians might consistently apply gospel precepts toward questions of the taking of human life. Through a new taxonomy that categorizes the ancient Christian witnesses according to individual issues such as abortion/infanticide, killing in war, and the bloody Roman "games," Consistently Pro-Life demonstrates that the early church consistently opposed the killing of human persons, and suggests that the discipline and moral clarity of the ancient Christians on issues of violence can show us a new way forward in a time of polarizing culture wars.

After Roe

After Roe Author Mary Ziegler
ISBN-10 9780674286283
Release 2015-06-15
Pages 399
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In the decade after the 1973 Supreme Court decision on abortion, advocates on both sides sought common ground. But as pro-abortion and anti-abortion positions hardened over time into pro-choice and pro-life, the myth was born that Roe v. Wade was a ruling on a woman’s right to choose. Mary Ziegler’s account offers a corrective.

Jesus v Abortion

Jesus v  Abortion Author Charles K. Bellinger
ISBN-10 9781498235068
Release 2016-06-16
Pages 352
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There are three main positions that people adopt within the abortion debate: pro-life, muddled middle, and pro-choice. Jesus v. Abortion critiques the pro-choice and muddled middle positions, employing several unusual angles: (1) The question "What would Jesus say about abortion if he were here today?" is given very substantial treatment. (2) The abortion debate is usually conducted using moral and metaphysical arguments; this book adds in anthropological insights regarding the function of violence in human culture. (3) Rights language is employed by both sides of the debate, to opposite ends; this book leads the reader to ask deep questions about the concept of "rights." (4) The use of historical analogies in the abortion debate goes both directions, in the sense that both sides accuse the other of being similar to the defenders of slavery; this book contains what is probably the most sophisticated and sustained analysis of the meaning and legitimacy of such analogies. (5) Many important thinkers are brought into this conversation, such as Soren Kierkegaard, Eric Voegelin, Julien Benda, Simone Weil, Kenneth Burke, Richard Weaver, Rene Girard, Philip Rieff, Giorgio Agamben, Chantal Delsol, Paul Kahn, and David Bentley Hart.

The Psychology of Peace

The Psychology of Peace Author Rachel MacNair
ISBN-10 9780313397233
Release 2011-11-30
Pages 268
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Despite our advances in technology and education, we still live in a world permeated by violence. This introductory textbook in the field of peace psychology addresses the psychological causes of violence and nonviolence, conflict resolution, nonviolent struggle, and the confluence of public policy and private lifestyles.

Catechism of the Catholic Church

Catechism of the Catholic Church Author Catholic Church
ISBN-10 UOM:39076002416969
Release 2000
Pages 904
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This updated second edition of the Catechism of the Catholic Church incorporates all the final modifications made in the complete, official Latin text, accompanied by line-by-line explanations of orthodox Catholicism, summaries of each section, a detailed


Killing Author Jeff Sparrow
ISBN-10 9780522859348
Release 2009-07-01
Pages 288
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How hard is it to kill, as a hunter on a Kangaroo cull, as a worker in an abattoir, as an executioner in a prison, as a soldier at war?Ninety years after World War I, police in a Victorian country town uncover the mummified head of a Turkish soldier, a bullet-ridden souvenir brought home from Gallipoli by a returning ANZAC.The macabre discovery sets Jeff Sparrow on a quest to understand the nature of deadly violence. How do ordinary people - whether in today's wars or in 1915 - learn to take a human life? How do they live with the aftermath?These questions lead Sparrow through history and across Australia and the USA, talking to veterans and slaughtermen, executioners and writers about one of the last remaining taboos.Compassionate, engaged and political, Killing takes us up close to the ways society kills today, meditating on what violence means, not just for perpetrators, but for all of us.

Friends Journal

Friends Journal Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105131542388
Release 2007
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Friends Journal has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Friends Journal also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Friends Journal book for free.

Consistent Ethic of Life

Consistent Ethic of Life Author Joseph Bernardin
ISBN-10 1556121202
Release 1988
Pages 258
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Contributing theologians and social scientists reflect on Joseph Cardinal BernardinOs major addresses on the consistent ethic of life.

The Ethics of Death

The Ethics of Death Author Lloyd Steffen
ISBN-10 9781451487572
Release 2014-07-01
Pages 256
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In The Ethics of Death, the authors, one a philosopher and one a religious studies scholar, undertake an examination of the deaths that we experience as members of a larger moral community. Their respectful and engaging dialogue highlights the complex and challenging issues that surround many deaths in our modern world and helps readers frame thoughtful responses. Unafraid of difficult topics, Steffen and Cooley fully engage suicide, physician assisted suicide, euthanasia, capital punishment, abortion, and war as areas of life where death poses moral challenges.

Death Talk

Death Talk Author Margaret A. Somerville
ISBN-10 077352245X
Release 2001
Pages 433
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The Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

The Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia Author Neil M. Gorsuch
ISBN-10 0691140979
Release 2009-04-12
Pages 311
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After assessing the strengths and weaknesses of arguments for assisted suicide and euthanasia, Gorsuch builds a nuanced, novel, and powerful moral and legal argument against legalization, one based on a principle that, surprisingly, has largely been overlooked in the debate; the idea that human life is intrinsically valuable and that intentional killing is always wrong. At the same time, the argument Gorsuch develops leaves wide latitude for individual patient autonomy and the refusal of unwanted medical treatment and life-sustaining care, permitting intervention only in cases where an intention to kill is present.

The Death Penalty in America

The Death Penalty in America Author Hugo Adam Bedau
ISBN-10 9780190284084
Release 1998-05-28
Pages 544
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InThe Death Penalty in America: Current Controversies, Hugo Adam Bedau, one of our preeminent scholars on the subject,provides a comprehensive sourcebook on the death penalty, making the process of informed consideration not only possible but fascinating as well. No mere revision of the third edition of The Death Penalty in America--which the New York Times praised as "the most complete, well-edited and comprehensive collection of readings on the pros and cons of the death penalty"--this volume brings together an entirely new selection of 40 essays and includes updated statistical and research data, recent Supreme Court decisions, and the best current contributions to the debate over capital punishment. From the status of the death penalty worldwide to current attitudes of Americans toward convicted killers, from legal arguments challenging the constitutionality of the death penalty to moral arguments enlisting the New Testament in support of it, from controversies over the role of race and class in the judicial system to proposals to televise executions, Bedau gathers readings that explore all the most compelling aspects of this most compelling issue.

Life Issues Medical Choices

Life Issues  Medical Choices Author Janet E. Smith
ISBN-10 161636937X
Release 2016-05-06
Pages 208
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Life Issues Medical Choices has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Life Issues Medical Choices also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Life Issues Medical Choices book for free.

Confronting a Culture of Violence

Confronting a Culture of Violence Author
ISBN-10 1555860281
Release 1994
Pages 33
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Addresses the need for a moral revolution and a renewed ethic of justice, responsibility, and community. Recognizes impressive examples in dioceses, parishes, and schools across the country.

The Politician s Guide to Assisted Suicide Cloning and Other Current Controversies

The Politician s Guide to Assisted Suicide  Cloning  and Other Current Controversies Author George J. Marlin
ISBN-10 PSU:000043153862
Release 1998
Pages 230
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Author George Marlin argues that without respect for personhood, liberty will become license, and the responsibility to do what is right will degrade into the right to do what is irresponsible. (Aren't we already there?) This book provides intelligent politicians (and others) with philosophical and historical perspectives on some of the toughest issues we Americans face.

Death Talk Second Edition

Death Talk  Second Edition Author Margaret Somerville
ISBN-10 9780773589162
Release 2014-04-01
Pages 433
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Death Talk asks why, when our society has rejected euthanasia for over two thousand years, are we now considering legalizing it? Has euthanasia been promoted by deliberately confusing it with other ethically acceptable acts? What is the relation between pain relief treatments that could shorten life and euthanasia? How do journalistic values and media ethics affect the public's perception of euthanasia? What impact would the legalization of euthanasia have on concepts of human rights, human responsibilities, and human ethics? Can we imagine teaching young physicians how to put their patients to death? There are vast ethical, legal, and social differences between natural death and euthanasia. In Death Talk, Margaret Somerville argues that legalizing euthanasia would cause irreparable harm to society's value of respect for human life, which in secular societies is carried primarily by the institutions of law and medicine. Death has always been a central focus of the discussion that we engage in as individuals and as a society in searching for meaning in life. Moreover, we accommodate the inevitable reality of death into the living of our lives by discussing it, that is, through "death talk." Until the last twenty years this discussion occurred largely as part of the practice of organized religion. Today, in industrialized western societies, the euthanasia debate provides a context for such discussion and is part of the search for a new societal-cultural paradigm. Seeking to balance the "death talk" articulated in the euthanasia debate with "life talk," Somerville identifies the very serious harms for individuals and society that would result from accepting euthanasia. A sense of the unfolding euthanasia debate is captured through the inclusion of Somerville's responses to or commentaries on several other authors' contributions.