What will be the greatest moral challenge facing our society throughout this century?Are we ready to face it?Editors Charles W. Colson and Nigel M. de S. Cameron, along with a panel of expert contributors, make the case in this book that the greatest watershed debates of the twenty-first century concerning ethics and public policy will surround the issue of biotechnology. In twelve essays they address several of the legal and ethical challenges before us: embryo research, stem cell research, cloning, genetic engineering, gene therapy, pharmacogenomics, cybernetics, nanotechnology and, of course, abortion.
William L. Saunders, J. D., Family Research Council
Christopher Hook, M.D., The Mayo Clinic
Henk Jochemsen, Ph.D., Free University of Amsterdam
David A. Prentice, Ph.D., Indiana State University
Nathan A. Adams IV, Ph.D., J.D., Christian Legal Society
David Stevens, M.D., Christian Medical Association
Paige Comstock Cunningham, J. D., Americans United for Life
C. Ben Mitchell, Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Richard Doerflinger, M.A., Secretariat for Pro-life, National Conference of Catholic Bishops
Wesley J. Smith, J.D., International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assistend Suicide
Leaders in their fields, these contributors point out the crucial role Christians can and should play in the public square. The well-informed and forward-looking perspectives they present will help us prepare for the challenges ahead.