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The Image of God, Personhood and the Embryo

SCM Press

The Image of God, Personhood and the Embryo

£28.99


This book examines the most important aspects in which the image of God and the related Christian notion of personhood can be used in the context of theological arguments relating to the moral status of the human embryo. The author combines a thorough knowledge of the science of embryology with a broad knowledge of the theological implications.

• Requested change to text (required): Why are human embryos so important to many Christians? What does theology say concerning the moral status of these embryos? Answers to these questions can only be obtained by considering the manner in which Christian theology understands the great theme of the image of God.
This book examines the most important aspects in which this image, and the related Christian notion of personhood, can be used in the context of theological arguments relating to the moral status of the human embryo. Thoughtful in approach and ecumenical in perspective, the author combines a thorough knowledge of the science of embryology with a broad knowledge of the theological implications.

Contents:
Part I Historical and Contemporary Christian Perspectives 1 The Moral Status of the Embryo 2 The Image of God 3 Being a Person from a Christian Perspective Part II The Image of God, Personhood and the Embryo 4 Creation and the Embryo 5 Incarnation and the Embryo 6 Substantive Aspects and the Embryo 7 Relational Aspects and the Embryo 8 Functional Aspects and the Embryo

Conclusion Appendix: The Moral Status of New Kinds of Embryo

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