Taking the reader through the stages of life from conception to resurrection, the authors plumb the vital wisdom of the Christian tradition, coupled with pastoral training and an awareness of medical and scientific data, to address ethical and moral issues. Among the topics covered are marriage and sexuality, embryos and stem-cell research, newborns and disabilities, addictions and family systems, and end-of-life care.
About the Authors: The Very Rev John Breck was Professor of New Testament and Ethics at St Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary from 1984 to 1996. He is presently Professor of Biblical Interpretation and Ethics at St Sergius Theological Institute, Paris, France. Along with her husband Fr John Breck, Lyn Breck directs the St Silouan Retreat Center near Charleston, SC.
Once again, the Brecks give us a thoughtful, well-researched, theologically informed book on bioethics that will set the stage for study and discussion for a long time to come.
Students and scholars alike, especially those interested in gaining an Orthodox perspective on a range of some of the most important contemporary ethical topics, should read this insightful book. I highly recommend this text.