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A Glass Darkly

Medicine and Theology in Further Dialogue


Edited By D. Gareth Jones and R. John Elford

This book is a sequel to the first volume of New International Studies in Applied Ethics and includes essays from some of the same contributors. Like the previous volume, the book explores the interface between medicine and theology. The essays demonstrate the complementarity evident between the two and examine how those coming from different theological traditions are able to provide helpful insights. Points of disagreement, and their crucial role in contributing to an understanding of the complexities of the debate, are acknowledged.
Much of the discussion focuses on use of the Bible. The contributors show an awareness of the pastoral necessity of providing access to new medical technologies for those in need. Out of this emerges a positive view of some of the human benefits of modern medicine and the ways in which Christian theology can engage with it constructively. The discussion throughout is related to the wider literature in the field.


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Notes on Contributors J. Stephen Bellamy is Vicar of St Nicholas’ Church, Durham. Celia Deane-Drummond is Professor of Theology and the Biological Sciences and Director of the Centre for Religion and the Biosciences at the University of Chester. R. John Elford is Visiting Professor of Ethics at Leeds Metropolitan University. Andrew Goddard is Tutor in Christian Ethics at Trinity College, Bristol. Adam Hood is a Church of Scotland Minister and is Vice-Principal and Director of Research at The Queen’s Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education, Birmingham. D. Gareth Jones CNZM is Professor of Anatomy and Structural Biology at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, where he is also Director of the Bioethics Centre. Between 2005 and 2009 he served as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and International). Gerard Mannion is Chair of the Ecclesiological Investigations Research Network and a Senior Research Fellow of the Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Centre per le Scienze Religiose, Foundatione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy. Ann Marie Mealey is Lecturer in Moral Theology at Trinity and All Saints University College, Leeds.

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