live chat The Thoughtful Christian Logo
Resources for Christians and seekers
Abortion and the Christian Tradition

A Pro-Choice Theological Ethic

Availability:
Available for Backorder
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date:
10/29/2019
ISBN:
9780664265687
Pages:
0
Trim Size
6x9
Product Type:
Paper

Abortion remains the most contested political issue in American life. Poll results have remained surprisingly constant over the years, with roughly equal numbers supporting and opposing it. A common perception is that abortion is contrary to Christian teaching and values. While some have challenged that perception, few have attempted a comprehensive critique and constructive counterargument on Christian ethical and theological grounds. Margaret Kamitsuka begins with a careful examination of the church’s biblical and historical record, refuting the assumption that Christianity has always condemned abortion or that it considered personhood as beginning at the moment of conception. She then offers carefully crafted ethical arguments about the pregnant woman’s authority to make reproductive decisions and builds a theological rationale for seeing abortion as something other than a sin.

Margaret Kamitsukais Professor of Religion at Oberlin College and an affiliate faculty member in the Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies program, of which she was the Director from 2012 to 2014.  She currently serves as editor for the Academy Series of the American Academy of Religion, which works with Oxford University Press to publish newly defended dissertations.


1
Abortion and the C...
A Pro-Choice Theol...
by Westminster John Knox Press
Margaret D. Kamitsuka
List Price $35.00
Sale Price $22.75
Add to Cart
 
comments powered by Disqus
List Price: $35.00
Sale Price:
$22.75 - 35% off