A Religious Response to Euthanasia A Compendium of Denominational Statements Introduction Assisted suicide and euthanasia are two increasingly dangerous ideas attempting to change the way our society perceives medical treatment, the patient-doctor relationship and end-of-life care. These two concepts are being promoted through manipulation of deceptive euphemisms which suggest both actions are acceptable in "compassionately" bringing about death. The truth is, physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia threaten our most precious right as human beings; the right to life.
Additional Information Abstract This article sets out a descriptive typology of religious perspectives on legalized euthanasia—political advocacy, individual conscience, silence, embedded opposition, and formal public opposition—and then examines the normative basis for these perspectives through the themes of sovereignty, stewardship, and the self.
It also explores the public relevance of these religious perspectives for debates over legalized euthanasia, particularly in the realm of public policy.
Ironically, the moral discourse of religious traditions on euthanasia may gain public relevance at the expense of its religious content. Nonetheless, religious traditions can provide a context of ultimacy and meaning to this debate, which is a condition for genuine pluralism.
A table setting out the views of various denominations with regard to euthanasia is included. If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click 'Authenticate'. You are not currently authenticated.
View freely available titles:A Religious Response to Euthanasia. The purpose of this compendium is to share a religious perspective in opposition to legalizing physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia. Although there is a diverse representation of 52 religious denominations presented, all of their statements contain elements of a common belief – that any.
Religious Ethics and Active Euthanasia in a Pluralistic Society Courtney S. Campbell the moral discourse of religious traditions on euthanasia may gain public relevance at the expense of its religious content.
Nonetheless, religious traditions can provide Roman Catholic might be than one can discern the views of individual. Cistercians, Cistercian Abbeys and Abbots of Cîteaux. The Order of Cistercians (Latin Cistercienses) is an "enclosed" Roman Catholic order of monks.
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Although their culture presents people with norms and guidelines according to which their lives may find meaning, attitudes towards euthanasia are more complicated than simply voicing an opinion for or against it. This complex situation is the result of various factors which have a great influence on most people’s view of euthanasia.