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dc.creatorOrr, Robert D.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-08T23:21:23Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-08T23:21:23Zen
dc.date.created2007-05en
dc.date.issued2007-05en
dc.identifierdoi:10.1080/13803600701473489en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationChristian Bioethics 2007 May-August; (13)2: 199-209en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=The+role+of+Christian+belief+in+public+policy&title=Christian+Bioethics+&volume=&issue=13&date=2007-05&au=Orr,+Robert+D.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13803600701473489en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/964824en
dc.description.abstractIt seems intuitive to the believer that God intended through instruction in the Law to define morality, intended to lead humankind to "the right and the good." Further, God's love for humankind, exemplified by the incarnation, atonement and teachings of Jesus, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, should lead to a better world. Indeed, the Christian worldview is a coherent and valid way to look at bioethical issues in public policy and at the bedside. Yet, as this paper explores, in a pluralistic society such as the United States, it is neither possible nor desirable for Christians to try to force their views on others. Still, it is obligatory for Christians to stand up and articulate their views in the public square. We should try to persuade others using either prudential or moral arguments. While we must be willing to live with "the will of the people," at the same time, we must not be intimidated into accepting the position that our voice is not valid because it has a religious basis.en
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dc.languageenen
dc.sourceeweb:306559en
dc.subjectBioethical Issuesen
dc.subjectChristiansen
dc.subjectLawen
dc.subjectLoveen
dc.subjectMoralityen
dc.subjectPublic Policyen
dc.subject.classificationReligious Ethicsen
dc.subject.classificationBioethicsen
dc.subject.classificationSociology of Health Careen
dc.subject.classificationPatient Relationshipsen
dc.subject.classificationMoral and Religious Aspects of Abortionen
dc.subject.classificationSuicide / Assisted Suicideen
dc.subject.classificationProlongation of Life and Euthanasiaen
dc.titleThe Role of Christian Belief in Public Policyen
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