Notes on "Bioethics and Sin" by Jean-Francois Collange
Christian Bioethics 2005 August; 11(2): 183-188
Placing the notion of sin in the context of a meontic account of evil, and emphasizing the effect of sin on the sinner himself, this commentary exposes the insufficiency of restricting oneself to human efforts at atonement, and of thus underemphasizing the role of Christ. Collange's claim that the teaching of "predestination" is rooted in Paul and that the doctrine of merits and indulgences is rooted in Augustine is criticized, and Luther's "forensic" understanding is linked with Augustine, rather than with Paul. Collange's reduction of the concern for holiness to respect and trust is contrasted with holiness's essential context of loving unification with God. The commentary closes by exposing the unsatisfactory scantiness of Collange's treatment of cloning, health-care economy, and of the evils of life.
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The Barcelona Declaration: Policy Proposals to the European Commission. Basic Ethical Principles in European Bioethics and Biolaw Abel, Francesco; Botbol-Baum, Mylene; Brownsword, Roger; Collange, Jean-Francois; Delaisi de Parseval, Genevieve; Nielsen, Torben Hviid; Iglesias, Teresa; Kemp, Peter; Loureiro, Joao Carlos; Manuel, Catherine; Moulin, Madeleine; Nunes, Rui; Rubino, Francesco; Solbakk, Jan Helge; Thill, Georges; Torgersen, Helge (European Union. Partners in the BIOMED-II Project, 1998-11)