Playing God?

Author: Ted Peters

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136724214

Category: Philosophy

Page: 279

View: 6149

Since the original publication of Playing God? in 1996, three developments in genetic technology have moved to the center of the public conversation about the ethics of human bioengineering. Cloning, the completion of the human genome project, and, most recently, the controversy over stem cell research have all sparked lively debates among religious thinkers and the makers of public policy. In this updated edition, Ted Peters illuminates the key issues in these debates and continues to make deft connections between our questions about God and our efforts to manage technological innovations with wisdom.

Playing God?

Author: John H. Evans

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226222624

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 1985

AcknowledgmentsIntroduction1. Framework for Understanding the Thinning of a Public Debate2. Setting the Stage: The Eugenicists and the Challenge from Theologians3. Gene Therapy, Advisory Commissions, and the Birth of the Bioethics Profession4. The President's Commission: The "Neutral" Triumph of Formal Rationality5. Regaining Lost Jurisdictional Ground and the Triumph of the Bioethics Profession6. "Reproduction" as the New Jurisdictional Metaphor: Autonomy and the Internal Threat to the Bioethics/Science Jurisdiction7. Conclusion: The Future of Public Bioethics and the HGE DebateAppendix: Methods and TablesNotesWorks CitedIndex Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Playing God

Author: Andy Crouch

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830837655

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 4289

Explores the dynamics of power, discussing how it either can make human flourishing possible or can destroy the image of God in people.

Playing God

Author: Brown Ogwuma

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450218547

Category: Philosophy

Page: 244

View: 4931

As long as the human race battles with an internal need to judge and discriminate against others, chances and opportunities will continue to favor and disfavor individuals and groups differently. Playing God shares a discourse for those with an inquisitive mind and those struggling to reconcile the puzzles in life with such relatable topics as nature, religion, morality, global politics, power, control, greed, and many others. Brown Ogwuma, a clinical social worker, has worked in the human services field for twenty years and appreciates philosophy and original thinking. He shares his practical glimpse at life that he hopes will encourage others to take a realistic approach to the way they live their own lives. In his reflections that stem from the complexities and convoluted nature of life, Ogwuma discusses concrete and actual situations—both his own as well as those of other people—in order to explore and advocate ideas and principles beyond the ordinary. In its no-nonsense study of the authenticity of life, Playing God lets others know that seeing life in an unconventional way can free us to structure our lives so that the meaningful takes precedence over what others expect of us.

Playing God

Author: Henry Bial

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472052926

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 247

View: 559

A fascinating look at how the Bible has inspired Broadway plays and musicals, from Ben-Hur to Jesus Christ Superstar

Making Faces, Playing God

Author: Thomas Morawetz

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292749414

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 246

View: 3282

Wearing a mask—putting on another face—embodies a fundamental human fantasy of inhabiting other bodies and experiencing other lives. In this extensively illustrated book, Thomas Morawetz explores how the creation of transformational makeup for theatre, movies, and television fulfills this fantasy of self-transformation and satisfies the human desire to become "the other." Morawetz begins by discussing the cultural role of fantasies of transformation and what these fantasies reveal about questions of personal identity. He next turns to professional makeup artists and describes their background, training, careers, and especially the techniques they use to create their art. Then, with numerous before-during-and-after photos of transformational makeups from popular and little-known shows and movies, ads, and artist's demos and portfolios, he reveals the art and imagination that go into six kinds of mask-making—representing demons, depicting aliens, inventing disguises, transforming actors into different (older, heavier, disfigured) versions of themselves, and creating historical or mythological characters.

Playing God

Author: Theodore P. C. Gabriel

Publisher: Equinox


Category: Religion

Page: 130

View: 5415

Playing God discusses the genre of rituals known as the 'Teyyam', extant in the North Malabar region of Kerala State, India. In this elaborately costumed ritual practitioners invoke the spirit of a deity into themselves enabling them to talk to the 'god' and invoke his/her blessings and predictions of their future.

Playing God

Author: Jack Neville Berkman

Publisher: N.A



Page: 144

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Playing God

Author: R. C. Sproul, Jr.

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group


Category: Medical

Page: 106

View: 4374

Fifteen short chapters explore what happens when we see our bodies as machines to be manipulated, molded, and marketed. Playing God explores some of the horrors taking place in hospitals and labs and provides biblical direction for people wrestling with ethical issues such as: *physician-assisted suicide and the 'right' to die*genetic manipulation*fetal tissue harvesting*in vitro fertilization

The God Who Plays

Author: Brian Edgar

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532607628

Category: Religion

Page: 142

View: 3872

Many people would be surprised to hear that a playful attitude towards God and the world lies at the heart of Christian faith. Traditionally Christians have focused on the serious responsibilities of service, sacrifice, and commitment. But the prophets say that the future kingdom is full of people laughing and playing, which has implications for Christians who are called to live out the future kingdom in the present. Play is not trivial or secondary to work and service--only a playful way of living does justice to the seriousness of life! Play is the essential and ultimate form of relationship with God, which is why Jesus told people to learn from children. Indeed, a playful attitude is an important part of all significant relationships. This book explores grace, faith, love, worship, redemption, and the kingdom from the perspective of a playful attitude. It describes how to create a "play ethic" to match the "work ethic" and discusses play as a virtue, Aquinas's warning against the sin of not playing enough, and Bonhoeffer's claim that in a world of pain it is only the Christian who can truly play.