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Human Dignity in World Religions : Toward a Global Bioethics and Biolaw
Authorship Description
J. Charles Davis.
Bibliographical Details xxviii, 545 p. 25 cm.
Edition, Place & Publisher 1st ed. New Delhi, Christian World Imprints.
ISBN-10 9351484998
ISBN-13 9789351484998, 978-9351484998
Year of Publication 2020.
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This scholarly work is a remarkable contribution to the basic bioethical discussion. The rich perspectives of the world religions provide proof that the idea of human dignity has a high potential for consensus in the dialogue of the world religions on the ethical problems of modern life sciences. This stimulating material offers an important orientation for understanding of religious conceptions of human being and their significance for global bioethics. This research additionally analyses the legal use of the concept of human dignity in universal and regional declarations, national constitutions and legal systems. This book will surely interest readers, who want to learn the contribution of world religions to bioethics through their conceptions of human being and human dignity.


General Introduction

                                Part 1: Human Dignity: Historical and Philosophical Perspectives

1. The Idea of Human Dignity: Historical Perspective
2. Human Dignity: Philosophical Perspectives

                                                                 Part 2: Human Dignity: Religious Perspectives

3. Human Dignity in Judaism
4. Human Dignity in Catholicism
5. Human Dignity in Protestantism
6. Human Dignity in Islam
7. Human Dignity in Hinduism
8. Human Dignity in Jainism
9. Human Dignity in Buddhism
10. Human Dignity in Sikhism
11. Human Dignity in Confucianism
12. Human Dignity in Daoism
13. Human Dignity in Zeroastrianism
14. Human Dignity in Baha'ism

                                                                   Part 3: Human Dignity: Legal Perspectives

15. Human Dignity in International Declarations
16. Human Dignity in National Legal Systems

                                                               Part 4: Human Dignity: Findings and Proposals

17. Findings and Proposals for a Global Bioethics and Biolaw

Section 1: Findings and Conceptual Clarifications
Section 2: Proposala and Global Bioethics

General Conclusion
Index of Authors

Rev. Dr. J. Charles Davis is an Associate Professor of the Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg; an Academician of the Pontifical Academy for Life at the Vatican City; a Research Fellow of the Humboldt Research Foundation, Bonn; and a member of Forum for Medical Ethics Society, Mumbai.

He has a Diploma in Teacher Education (D.T.E.); three Bachelors in Philosophy (B.Ph.), Sociology (B.A.) Theology (B.Th.); and a Masters in Philosophy and Religion (M.A.) from India. He did an Intensive Bioethics Course (IBC) at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Washington DC. He received his Doctorate in Moral Theology and Bioethics (Dr. theol.) with summa cum laude from the Jesuit University of Sankt Georgen Frankfurt, Germany. After years of teaching and research, he obtained his Habilitation (Dr. habil.) with awards of Venia Legendi and Professorship for Moral Theology and Bioethics for his magnum opus on "Human Dignity in World Religions: Toward a Global Bioethics and Biolaw" from the University of Freiburg, Germany. He has published many research articles. He is a recipient of many scholarships and awards.

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