The Meaning, Value and Sanctity of Human Life

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Recent advances in medical science have brought complex ethical dilemmas, particularly around the beginning of human lives (abortion, embryo research, IVF, gene therapy, stem cells) and its ending (switching off ventilators, persistent vegetative state (PVS) and ‘dying with dignity’ or assisted suicide). 

Although none of these topics occurs directly in the New Testament, references to ‘life’ abound, and healing was the centre of Jesus’ earthly ministry. Can our approach enable the Biblical material to assist contemporary medical debates?

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This event was on Thu, 25 Apr 2019

 Richard Burridge

The Revd Canon Professor Richard Burridge

Visiting Professor of Ethics and Theology

The Revd Canon Professor Richard Burridge was Visiting Professor of Ethics and Theology at Gresham College.

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