Biologists, Health Scientists, Policy Makers, Social Scientists
Christian Bioethics is a non-ecumenical, interdenominational Journal, exploring the content-full commitments of the Christian faiths regarding the meaning of human life, sexuality, suffering, illness, and death within the context of medicine and health care. Seeks not to gloss over the differences among the faiths, but to underscore the content-full moral commitments that separate and give moral substance. Interdenominational editors and contributions from different Christian perspectives.
Fresh, novel, critical, and controversial by taking the content of Christianity seriously, while frankly assessing how different Christian faiths and different policies authentically realize that content with respect to bioethical issues. This non-ecumenical approach to Christian bioethics, guided by the usual secular scholarly standards, offers a forum for the extended and vigorous exploration of issues at the interface of theology, moral theory, and health care.
Within the framework of traditional Christian moral commitments, contemporary bioethical and health care policy issues will be examined, i.e, abortion, allocation of scarce resources, character of appropriate hospital chaplaincy, fetal experimentation, fetal tissue in treatment, genetic engineering, use of critical care units, differences between ordinary and extraordinary treatment, euthanasia, free and informed consent, competency determinations, the meaning of mental illness, the significance of pain, suffering, death, and 3rd-party assisted reproduction