A Pocket Guide to Ethical Issues

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Lion, 2006 - Christian ethics - 220 pages
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An introduction to some of the key ethical issues facing us today, including: * Is there such a thing as a just war? * What are the moral issues surrounding genetic engineering? * Is it ethical to create babies for infertile couples? * Can it ever be right to help someone else to die? * Is the death penalty justified? * How can we care for the environment? * What about animal rights? * What are the challenges of globalisation? These are some of the central issues addressed in this book. The author introduces the issues and the questions surrounding them and offers his own perspective. This book follows on in series from A Pocket Guide to Sects and New Religions (2005) and A Pocket Guide to the Bible (2004).

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About the author (2006)

Andrew Goddard is a well-known speaker and writer on Christian Ethics. He has recently been appointed Associate Director of the Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics (KLICE), based at Tyndale House in Cambridge. The Institute is part of the Public Leadership Programme of the Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship (UCCF) and aims to provide resouces for academics, Christian professionals and church leaders. He is also editor of the Anglican theological journal Anvil, a fellow of the Anglican Communion Institute (working to support Anglican orthodoxy within the Anglican Communion), and a member of the Church of England's Faith and Order Advisory Group. He is also a member of the Leadership Team of Fulcrum (renewing the Evangelical centre within the Church of England), the Board of Directors of the International Jacques Ellul Society and the Ethics Group of Grove Books. In November 2012 he was installed as an Honorary Canon of Winchester Cathedral in recognition of his services to the Anglican Communion. He is married to Lis, who is also ordained, and they have two children. They are based in London where Lis has a parish post. Andrew taught full time in Trinity until the end of the 2009-10 academic year; he continues to teach part time and to supervise reasearch students.

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