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Multicultural and Interreligious Perspectives on the Ethics of Human Reproduction

Protecting Future Generations

  • Contributions address their relation to the tenets of the UNESCO Declaration in Bioethics and Human Rights

  • Represents distinct religious and secular points of view on a topic of common concern

  • Discusses the broader issues of assisted reproduction from legal, sociological, theological and philosophical angles

Part of the book series: Religion and Human Rights (REHU, volume 9)

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Table of contents (26 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxxiv
  2. Catholic Approaches to Procreation and Infertility

    • Paul Lee, Joseph Tham
    Pages 19-28
  3. Protecting Future Generations: A Global Approach in a Pluralistic World

    • Alberto García Gómez, Claudia R. Sotomayor
    Pages 29-38
  4. Asian Traditions: Buddhism

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 39-39
    2. Buddhist Perspectives on Gestational Surrogacy

      • Soraj Hongladarom
      Pages 55-61
  5. Asian Traditions: Confucianism

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 71-71
  6. Monotheistic Traditions: Christianity

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 135-135

About this book

This book includes a number of distinct religious and secular views on the anthropological, ethical and social challenges of reproductive technologies in the light of human rights and in the context of global bioethics.  It includes contributions of bioethics experts from six major religions—Buddhism, Confucianism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Judaism—as well as secular authors.  The chapters  include commentaries discussing the content cross-religious/secular tradition to give a comparative perspective.  Not only the volume editors but also the contributing authors took part in reviewing each others’ chapter making this a unique collected volume, not common in interreligious dialogue today. This text appeals to researchers and students working in the fields of bioethics and religious/secular studies.

Keywords

  • bioethics and human rights
  • bioethics and buddhism
  • bioethics and confucianism
  • bioethics and christianity
  • bioethics and islam
  • UNESCO Declaration in Bioethics and Human Rights

Editors and Affiliations

  • Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, Rome, Italy

    Joseph Tham

  • UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights, Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, Rome, Italy

    Alberto Garcia Gómez

  • Medicine and Society, University of Houston, Houston, USA

    John Lunstroth

About the editors

Joseph Tham is Professor at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University, Rome.

Alberto García Gómez is Professor of Philosophy of Law and International Law at the School of Bioethics of Athenaeum Pontificium Regina Apostolorum, Rome

John Lunstroth is a Fellow at UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights


Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Multicultural and Interreligious Perspectives on the Ethics of Human Reproduction

  • Book Subtitle: Protecting Future Generations

  • Editors: Joseph Tham, Alberto Garcia Gómez, John Lunstroth

  • Series Title: Religion and Human Rights

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-86938-0

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-86937-3

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-86938-0

  • Series ISSN: 2510-4306

  • Series E-ISSN: 2510-4314

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXXIV, 282

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Sociology of Religion, Politics and Religion, Bioethics

Buying options

eBook USD 109.00
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  • ISBN: 978-3-030-86938-0
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)