Center Resources - Summer 2003

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Selected Books

The Pill: Addressing the Scientific and Ethical Questions of the Abortifacient Issue

Linda Questions K. Bevington and Russell DiSilvestro (editors)

This resource consists of a collection of articles addressing the complex question of whether the birth control pill sometimes acts to cause the death of an early embryo. This question has caused some couples, physicians, and pastors to cease use, prescription, and/or advocacy of the pill, while others remain unconvinced of its alleged abortifacient effect. Authored by physicians and other professionals, the packet's numerous articles outline the scientific evidence (or lack thereof) being pointed to in support of each position. The myriad of ethical questions raised by this issue are also reflected upon by those on both sides of this debate. The packet’s introduction goes beyond the abortifacient question, encouraging the reader to engage in thoughtful reflection on such matters as the use of contraception, God’s design for marriage and the family, the purposes of sexuality, and the impact of the decision concerning pill use on the woman’s lifestyle and health. Also featured are FAQ’s, position statements of major Christian organizations, and an annotated bibliography. 198 pages.

Code#P008 M price $15 NM price $19

Life's Worth: The Case Against Assisted Suicide

Arthur J. Dyck, Mary a Saltonstall Professor if Population Ethics, Harvard University

This new addition to the Center's single-author series offers a full discussion of the contemporary topic of assisted suicide, framing the issue in secular terms and examining the longstanding Western tradition that prohibits this practice. It critiques current arguments for assisted suicide and outlines a Christian response, staunchly maintaining that assisted suicide is unacceptable in any and all circumstances. Life's Worth is a must-read for anyone grappling with the growing trend toward acceptance of physician-assisted suicide.

Code#B103 M price $16 NM price $20

Cutting-Edge Bioethics: A Christian Exploration of Technologies and Trends

John F Kilner; C. Christopher Hook, and Diann B. Uustal (editors)

This book provides ã’faith-based evaluation of recent technologies and friends in bioethics—-including the current debate over stem cell research, artificial intelligence, and more. These issues—and the ethical questions they raise—are evaluated from a Christian perspective by notable scholars and medical practitioners. 201 pages.

CODE#B008 M price $17 NM price $22


Complete set of all 4 booklets #BSET01 M set price $11 - NM set price $14 - M booklet price $3 - NM booklet price $4

Alternative Medicine

96-page booklet includes answers to questions such as "Is using acupuncture or herbal remedies an acceptable therapy?"


End of Life Decisions

89-page booklet includes answers to questions such as "Should suffering be avoided at all costs?" Code#B202

Reproductive Technology

77-page booklet includes answers to questions such as "Is it ok to use fertility drugs or in vitro fertilization?"


Suicide and Euthanasia

80-page booklet includes answers to questions such as "How does human dignity relate to the taking of the human life?"


Featured Speakers' Resources

These titles are now available on CD!

A = Audio - V = Video - AC = Audio CD - M = Member - NM = Non-member

audios: M prices = $6 NM price = $8 - videos: M price = $12 NM price = $16 - CD: M prices = $8 NM price = $10


E. David Cook, Ph.D.

Professor, Oxford University,

Oxford, England

The Challenges and Opportunities of Genetic Intervention

This talk introduces the broad and important field of genetics by describing the kinds of genetic information being obtained through the Human Genome Project as well as the subsequent developments in genetic intervention. Consideration is given to the amount of DNA humans share with other organisms (67% with bananas and a large percentage with animals), as well as to the many challenges related to both the helpful and discriminatory ways that genetic information about individual persons can be used. Genetic replacement and genetic manipulation techniques, used for both therapeutic and enhancement purposes, are also evaluated. Special questions raised by xenotransplantation and transgenics are also discussed.

Code#AS01, ACS01

Nancy Jones, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Pathology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Transgenic (Hybrid) Human/Animals

Underscores the need for the Church to address the ethical implications of creating organisms that contain both human and animal genetic material.


C. Ben Mitchell, Ph.D.

Professor of Bioethics and Contemporary Culture, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

The Church’s Divine Mandate for Cultural Engagement

Suggests a balanced model for the Church’s cultural engagement with particular reference to bioethical concerns.

Code#A520, V509

Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I.

Archbishop of Chicago, IL

Christian Vision for Moral Decisions in Bioethics

Reviews the contemporary dialogue between biological science and Christian faith, provides a vision of the body, and develops principles for further dialogue between science and faith concerning bioethics.

Code#A612, V603

Nancy Pearcey, MA.

Senior Fellow, Discovery Institute, Center for the Renewal of Science & Culture

Technology in Biblical/Historical Context

Explains the inability of most people to justify their moral intuitions about technology and the apologetic opportunity that creates.