Apostles of Suicide: Theological Precedent for Christian Support of ‘Assisted Dying’

Studies in Christian Ethics 29 (3):331-338 (2016)

Abstract

This article examines the claim of Paul Badham that there is theological precedent for ‘a Christian case for assisted dying’. The writings of Rev. William Inge and Joseph Fletcher do indeed advocate forms of assisted dying. However, this precedent is deeply problematic for its ugly attitude towards people with disabilities.

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David Albert Jones
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Some Moral Aspects of Eugenics.William R. Inge - 1909 - The Eugenics Review 1 (1):26.
Religious Opposition to Obstetric Anaesthesia: A Myth?A. D. Farr - 1983 - Annals of Science 40 (2):159-177.
Should Christians Accept the Validity of Voluntary Euthanasia?Paul Badham - 1995 - Studies in Christian Ethics 8 (2):1-12.

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