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Euthanasia: Some theological considerations for living responsibly

Goroncy, Jason A. (2017) Euthanasia: Some theological considerations for living responsibly. Pacifica, 29 (3). pp. 221-243. ISSN 1030-570X

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Abstract

This article articulates some of the main arguments both for and against euthanasia under the circumstances being envisaged by the Victorian Parliament’s Legal and Social Issues Committee. More particularly, its concern is to attend to some of the theological issues germane to the subject. To this end, it identifies and discusses six arguments for and six arguments against legalizing voluntary euthanasia. It concludes with an appeal to the economy of the divine life as the most responsible lens through which the Christian community thinks about and engages with this issue.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: Australia, death, euthanasia, human personhood, law, life, religion, theology, Victoria
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: D - Ethics / Moral Theology
College/Association with University of Divinity: Whitley College
Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2018 03:55
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2018 03:55
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/3148

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