David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 17 (3):347-364 (1992)
This paper is an analysis of the relationship of social ethics and bioethics in Roman Catholic theology. The argument of the paper is that the character of both Catholic moral theology and ecclesiology shape the broadly defined interest of the church in bioethics. The paper examines the common elements of social ethics and bioethics in Catholic teaching, describes how ecclesiology shapes Catholic public policy and uses the examples of abortion and health care to illustrate the relationship of Catholic social thought and bioethics. In developing the relationship of these two dimensions of Catholic moral argument the article highlights how the appeal to natural law categories differs in social ethics and bioethics and how the two topics are received differently in the theological community. It also seeks to illustrate how the premises of Catholic social ethics remain central to public positions taken on bioethics. Keywords: ecclesiology, moral theology, natural law, social ethics CiteULike Connotea Del.icio.us What's this?
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Benedict M. Ashley (1997). Health Care Ethics: A Theological Analysis. Georgetown University Press.
Roger Haight & John Langan (1990). Recent Catholic Social and Ethical Teaching in Light of the Social Gospel. Journal of Religious Ethics 18 (1):103 - 128.
Benedict M. Ashley (1994). Ethics of Health Care: An Introductory Textbook. Georgetown University Press.
Kevin D. O'Rourke & Philip Boyle (eds.) (1999). Medical Ethics: Sources of Catholic Teachings. Georgetown University Press.
Kevin P. Quinn (2000). Method in Catholic Bioethics. Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 10 (4):353-363.
Charles E. Curran & Charles F. Curran (1984). Roman Catholic Teaching on Peace and War Within a Broader Theological Context. Journal of Religious Ethics 12 (1):61 - 81.
Aaron L. Mackler (2003). Introduction to Jewish and Catholic Bioethics: A Comparative Analysis. Georgetown University Press.
Added to index2010-08-22
Total downloads19 ( #100,976 of 1,410,035 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #177,059 of 1,410,035 )
How can I increase my downloads?