Genetic Testing and Screening
has been nominated for the Prize for Outstanding Books in Theology and the Natural Sciences
by the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences! Funded by the John Templeton Foundation, the Book Prize recognizes scholarship that explores the
relationships between theology and the natural sciences.
Genetic Testing and Screening: Critical Engagement at the Intersection of Faith and Science was edited by Roger A. Willer and prepared by the Division for Church in Society of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The book contains bibliographical information and an index.
"This book does for me what it is designed to do! It engaged me in critical reflection and debate with the authors and the issues . . . it is not an esoteric intellectual exercise; it is about my family, and everyone I know. It is refreshing to read how highly competent laity wrestle in public with their faith and vocation. This book is a good investment for pastors who are looking for some of the tough stuff of life to enrich preaching and teaching, to provide depth of insight for faith as we meet life."
Dennis Anderson, President, Trinity Lutheran Seminary
"Broad, passionate, and rich in detail, this book is a milestone in the church's response to genetics. There is no question that the genetic revolution will transform human life as we know it. The only question is--for good or for ill? And that depends in large part on how the church responds to the breakthroughs in research and technology. The authors address the critical challenges from various perspectives and in a way invites the readers to join the debate, to share the task of defining the world that will be. Every Lutheran parish--every church of any denomination--should be wrestling with these questions now. This is required reading for today's pastor."
Ron Cole-Turner, Professor of Theology & Ethics, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
"Clear and accessible . . . the scope of topics alone makes the book worthwhile. However, it is the boldness of the authors in bringing genetics before the community of believers that is to be applauded. It does not pull punches.... This volume should be read not only by Lutherans, but by anyone who wishes to explore the science, theology, and ethics of 'the new genetics.'"
Margaret R. McLean, Director for Biotechnology and Healthcare Ethics, Santa Clara University
To order your copy, please call the ELCA Resource Information Service at 1-800-638-3522. The cost is $10 per copy plus shipping and handling.
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Genes in Society: Whose Body?
Love and Dignity: Against Children Becoming Commodities
Individualism vs. Faith: Ethics in Contrasting Perspective
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A Geneticist's Synthesis: Evolution, Faith, and Decision Making
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A Pastoral Perspective: Companionship Beyond Innocence
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