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What the Bible Says about Abortion, Euthanasia, and End-of-Life Medical Decisions

By Wayne Grudem

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What the Bible Says about Abortion, Euthanasia, and End-of-Life Medical Decisions

By Wayne Grudem

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“Wayne Grudem has faithfully offered a biblical-theological groundwork for making some of the most difficult decisions at the edges of life—its beginning and end.”
C. Ben Mitchell, Graves Professor of Moral Philosophy, Union University

From the beginning of life to the end, every human life is precious. In this accessible booklet, Wayne Grudem demonstrates that because humans were created in God’s image, life should be treasured and preserved at all stages.

Topics Include:

 

  • The personhood of unborn children
  • Abortion in the case of rape or to save the life of the mother
  • Euthanasia and its legal implications
  • Guidelines for difficult end-of-life decisions

 

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Author:

Wayne Grudem

Wayne Grudem (PhD, University of Cambridge; DD, Westminster Theological Seminary) is Distinguished Research Professor of Theology and Biblical Studies at Phoenix Seminary, having previously taught for twenty years at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is a former president of the Evangelical Theological Society, a member of the Translation Oversight Committee for the English Standard Version of the Bible, the general editor of the ESV Study Bible, and the author of over twenty-five books. 

 

Product Details

Format: Paperback
Page Count: 96
Size: 5.0 in x 7.0 in
Weight: 3.28 ounces
ISBN-10: 1-4335-6830-6
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-6830-5
ISBN-UPC: 9781433568305
Case Quantity: 10
Published: April 28, 2020

Table of Contents

Introduction

Part 1: Abortion

  1. Biblical Evidence for the Personhood of an Unborn Child
  2. Scientific Evidence for the Personhood of the Unborn Child
  3. Other Arguments against Abortion
  4. Countering Arguments for Abortion
  5. What Laws Should Governments Enact Regarding Abortion?
  6. Objections to Laws Restricting Abortion
  7. The Importance of This Issue

Part 2: Euthanasia

  1. Biblical Teaching
  2. The Crucial Difference between Killing and Letting Die
  3. Arguments against Euthanasia from Reason and Evidence apart from the Bible
  4. Objections
  5. Recent Legal Trends
  6. The Importance of This Issue

Appendix: Artificially-Administered Nutrition and Hydration
Questions for Personal Application
Special Terms
Bibliography
Scripture Memory Passages
Hymns
General Index
Scripture Index

Endorsements

“If you want to understand what the Bible teaches and what Christians think about these vital matters of life and death, this book is for you!”
John F. Kilner, Professor Emeritus of Bioethics and Contemporary Culture, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

“Wayne Grudem has faithfully offered a biblical-theological groundwork for making some of the most difficult decisions at the edges of life—its beginning and end. How does one who is committed to the sanctity of every human life approach questions about abortion, euthanasia, and other end-of-life issues? Digest this book to find out.”
C. Ben Mitchell, Graves Professor of Moral Philosophy, Union University