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Biotechnology and Faith. Relativism in the Postmodern Moral. A Christian-Orthodox Approach

Author(s): Stefan Iloaie

Journal: Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies
ISSN 1583-0039

Volume: 8;
Issue: 22;
Start page: 38;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: bioethics | biotechnology | decision | Christian decision | family | procreation

The modern man lives in a more and more technologized world. This fact is obvious at every step of our life and, in the last decades, it went beyond any expectation. By using science and technology to procreate, prolong and sustain life, the man risks being dehumanized. Bioethics raises many questions that are waiting for an answer, and this answer is given by each person, according to his own values. One of the major challenges in the field of bioethics is human procreation, as the ethical boundaries run the risk of being crossed without a proper judgment. The Christian faith offers landmarks, so that the contemporary man may rediscover in it genuine support for his moral decisions in the realm of biotechnology.
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