The Morality of Adoption: Social-psychological, Theological, and Legal Perspectives

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Timothy Patrick Jackson
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2005 - Family & Relationships - 337 pages
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The Religion, Marriage, and Family Series investigates marriage and family as major theological and cultural issues. Given that both society and the church have debated these topics intensely but have actually studied them very little, this series attempts to correct recent theological neglect of these important matters.
 

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Is it OK for gay people to adopt? What about cross-racial adoptions? Should embryos be adoptable? This collection of scholarly papers edited by Jackson (Christian ethics, EmoryUniv.; The Priority of ... Read full review

Contents

The Moral Psychology of Adoption and Family Ties
3
Adoption Parentage and Procreative Stewardship
32
Adoption and the Moral Significance of Kin Altruism
52
Navigating Racial Routes
78
A Conversation We Ought to Be Having over Adoption
117
Adoption Personal Status and Jewish Law
128
A Roman Catholic Perspective
148
A Protestant Agapic Perspective
172
Law Christianity and Adoption
219
Adoption Law and Controversies
246
Legal and Ethical Challenges of Embryonic Adoption
262
Ishmaels Bane The Sin and Crime
283
Bibliography
308
Contributors
329
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