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Jehovah’s Witnesses: Help with Bioethical Issues

  • M. Gene Smalley
Part of the Bioethics Yearbook book series (BIYB, volume 5)

Abstract

This is the first entry on Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Bioethics Yearbook; hence certain ethical and religious matters that have been addressed in the past few years will be treated in their historical context. On all of these, authoritative statements are found in the journals The Watchtower and Awake!, as well as other publications of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society. These contain instruction and the results of studies that the Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses provide for millions of adherents around the globe. These publications also contain statements of the positions Jehovah’s Witnesses hold on moral questions.

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Married Couple Witness Patient Bioethical Issue Quality Medical Care Missouri Department 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Gene Smalley
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  1. 1.Watchtower Bible and Tract SocietyNew YorkUSA

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