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About the Journal

Christian Bioethics is a non-ecumenical, interdenominational Journal, exploring the content-full commitments of the Christian faiths with regard to the meaning of human life, sexuality, suffering, illness, and death within the context of medicine and health care. Christian Bioethics seeks not to gloss over the differences among the Christian faiths, but rather to underscore the content-full moral commitments that separate and give moral substance. It is interdenominational in involving editors and inviting contributions from different Christian perspectives.

The Journal will seek to be fresh, novel, critical, and controversial by taking the content of Christianity seriously, while frankly assessing how different Christian faiths and different policies authentically realize that content with respect to bioethical issues. This non-ecumenical approach to Christian bioethics, guided by the usual secular scholarly standards, offers a forum for the extended and vigorous exploration of issues at the interface of theology, moral theory, and health care.

Within the framework of traditional Christian moral commitments, contemporary bioethical and health care policy issues will be examined, such as abortion, the allocation of scarce resources, the character of appropriate hospital chaplaincy, fetal experimentation, fetal tissue in treatment, genetic engineering, the use of critical care units, differences between ordinary and extraordinary treatment, euthanasia, free and informed consent, competency determinations, the meaning of mental illness, the significance of pain, suffering, death, and third-party assisted reproduction.


Christian Bioethics is covered by the following abstracting and indexing services:

ATLA religion database
Guide to Social Science & Religion in Periodical Literature
The Philosopher's Index
Social Science Research Network (SSRN)

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