Christianity, Bioethics, Abortion and Euthanasia


Eberl, Jason T. Thomistic Principles and Bioethics. Routledge annals of bioethics. London ; New York: Routledge, 2006.*

Engelhardt, H. Tristram. The Foundations of Bioethics. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.*

Engelhardt, H. Tristram. The Foundations of Christian Bioethics. Lisse (Netherlands) ; Exton, PA: Swets & Zeitlinger, 2000.*

Fisher, Anthony. Catholic Bioethics for a New Millennium. Cambridge, UK ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012.*

Haerens, Margaret, ed. Euthanasia. Opposing viewpoints series. Farmington Hills, Mich: Greenhaven Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015.

Lysaught, M. Therese, ed. On Moral Medicine: Theological Perspectives in Medical Ethics. 3rd ed. Grand Rapids, Mich: W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co, 2012.

McGee, Glenn. Bioethics for Beginners: 60 Cases and Cautions from the Moral Frontier of Healthcare. Chichester, West Sussex ; Malden, Mass: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.

Mitchell, C. Ben, and D. Joy Riley. Christian Bioethics: A Guide for Pastors, Health Care Professionals, and Families. B & H studies in Christian ethics. Nashville, Tennessee: B&H Academic, 2014.*

Talbot, Marianne. Bioethics: An Introduction. Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012.

VanDrunen, David. Bioethics and the Christian Life: A Guide to Making Difficult Decisions. Wheaton, Ill: Crossway, 2009.*


Caplan, Arthur L., ed. When Medicine Went Mad: Bioethics and the Holocaust. Contemporary issues in biomedicine, ethics, and society. Totowa, N.J: Humana Press, 1992.

Conlon, Anne, ed. The Reach of Roe: Eugenics, Euthanasia, and Other Assaults on the Dignity of Human Life (1975-2012). New York: Human Life Foundation, 2013.

Dowbiggin, Ian Robert. A Concise History of Euthanasia: Life, Death, God, and Medicine. 1. paperback ed. Critical issues in history. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2007.

Dowbiggin, Ian Robert. A Merciful End: The Euthanasia Movement in Modern America. Oxford England ; New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.

Dubow, Sara. Ourselves Unborn: A History of the Fetus in Modern America. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.

Gaffney, Adam. To Heal Humankind: The Right to Health in History. New York, NY: Routledge, 2017.

Lewis, Andrew R. The Rights Turn in Conservative Christian Politics: How Abortion Transformed the Culture Wars. Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2017.

Olasky, Marvin N. Abortion Rites: A Social History of Abortion in America. Wheaton, Ill: Crossways Books, 1992.*

Solinger, Rickie. Pregnancy and Power: A Short History of Reproductive Politics in America. New York, NY: New York University Press, 2007.

Williams, Daniel K. Defenders of the Unborn: The pro-Life Movement before Roe v. Wade. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2016.

Christianity and Bioethics

Austriaco, Nicanor Pier Giorgio. Biomedicine and Beatitude: An Introduction to Catholic Bioethics. Catholic moral thought. Washington, D.C: Catholic University of America Press, 2011.*

Barilan, Yechiel Michael. Jewish Bioethics: Rabbinic Law and Theology in Their Social and Historical Contexts. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2014.

Barry, Vincent E. Bioethics in a Cultural Context: Philosophy, Religion, History, Politics. Boston: Wadsworth, 2012.

Charles, J. Daryl. Retrieving the Natural Law: A Return to Moral First Things. A critical issues in bioethics series book. Grand Rapids, Mich: William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co, 2008.*

Colson, Charles W., and Nigel M. de S. Cameron, eds. Human Dignity in the Biotech Century: A Christian Vision for Public Policy. Downers Grove, Ill: InterVarsity Press, 2004.*

Davis, John Jefferson. Evangelical Ethics: Issues Facing the Church Today. Fourth Edition. Phillipsburg, New Jersey: P&R Publishing, 2015.*

Green, Ronald Michael, and Nathan J. Palpant, eds. Suffering and Bioethics. Oxford ; New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2014.

Hoshino, Kazumasa, ed. Japanese and Western Bioethics: Studies in Moral Diversity. Philosophy and medicine v. 54. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1997.

Kilner, John Frederic, C. Christopher Hook, and Diane B. Uustal, eds. Cutting-Edge Bioethics: A Christian Exploration of Technologies and Trends. A Horizon in bioethics series book. Grand Rapids, MI: W.B. Eerdmans, 2002.*

Kilner, John Frederic, Nigel M. de S. Cameron, David L. Schiedermayer, and Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity, eds. Bioethics and the Future of Medicine: A Christian Appraisal. Horizons in bioethics series. Carlisle, UK : Grand Rapids, Mich: Paternoster Press ; William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co, 1995.*

Kilner, John Frederic. Dignity and Destiny: Humanity in the Image of God. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans Pub. Company, 2015.*

Kilner, John Frederic. ed. Why the Church Needs Bioethics: A Guide to Wise Engagement with Life’s Challenges. Grand Rapids, Mich: Zondervan, 2011*

Klusendorf, Scott. The Case for Life: Equipping Christians to Engage the Culture. Wheaton, Ill: Crossway Books, 2009.*

Koch, Tom. Thieves of Virtue: When Bioethics Stole Medicine. Basic bioethics. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, 2012.

LaFollette, Hugh, ed. Ethics in Practice: An Anthology. Fourth Edition. Malden, MA: Wiley/Blackwell, 2014.

Lewens, Tim. The Biological Foundations of Bioethics. First edition. Oxford, U.K: Oxford University Press, 2015.

Meilaender, Gilbert. Bioethics: A Primer for Christians. 3rd ed. Grand Rapids, Mich: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Coompany, 2013.*

Messer, Neil. Flourishing: Health, Disease, and Bioethics in Theological Perspective. Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2013.*

Feinberg, John S., Paul D. Feinberg, and Aldous Huxley. Ethics for a Brave New World. 2nd ed. Wheaton, Ill: Crossway, 2010.*

Pinzon-Perez, Helda, and Miguel A. Pérez. Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Health: A Multicultural Perspective. First edition. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, A Wiley Brand, 2016.

Rae, Scott B., and Paul M. Cox. Bioethics: A Christian Approach in a Pluralistic Age. Critical issues in bioethics. Grand Rapids, Mich: W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co, 1999.*

Ramsey, Paul. The Patient as Person: Explorations in Medical Ethics. 2. ed. The Yale ISPS series. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002.*

Roetz, Heiner, ed. Cross-Cultural Issues in Bioethics: The Example of Human Cloning. At the interface, probing the boundaries 27. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2006.

Singer, Peter A., and A. M. Viens, eds. The Cambridge Textbook of Bioethics. Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008.

Smith, Janet E, and Christopher Robert Kaczor. Life Issues, Medical Choices: Questions and Answers for Catholics, 2016.*

Tao, Julia Lai Po-Wah. Cross-Cultural Perspectives on the (Im)Possibility of Global Bioethics. Dordrecht; London: Springer, 2011.

Christianity and Abortion

Alcorn, Randy C. ProLife Answers to ProChoice Arguments. Sisters, OR: Multnomah Publishers, 2000.*

Alcorn, Randy C. Why Prolife? Sisters, Or: Multnomah Publishers, 2004.*

Beckwith, Francis. Defending Life: A Moral and Legal Case against Abortion Choice. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007.*

Beckwith, Francis. “Abortion and Public Policy: A Response to Some Arguments,” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 32 (1989):503-18.*

Boonin, David. A Defense of Abortion. Cambridge studies in philosophy and public policy. Cambridge, UK ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Burke, Theresa Karminski, and David C. Reardon. Forbidden Grief: The Unspoken Pain of Abortion. Springfield, IL: Acorn Books, 2002.

Davis, John Jefferson. Abortion and the Christian: What Every Believer Should Know. Phillipsburg, N.J: Presbyterian and Reformed Pub. Co, 1984.*

Ekland-Olson, Sheldon. Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Decides? Abortion, Neonatal Care, Assisted Dying, and Capital Punishment. Second edition. Contemporary sociological perspectives. New York: Routledge, 2015.

Forsythe, Clarke D. Abuse of Discretion: The inside Story of Roe v. Wade. First American edition. New York: Encounter Books, 2013.*

Greasley, Kate. Arguments about Abortion: Personhood, Morality, and Law. First edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017.

Greasley, Kate, and Christopher Robert Kaczor. Abortion Rights: For and Against. Cambridge [UK] ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017.

Janov, Arthur. Life Before Birth: The Hidden Script That Rules Our Lives. Chicago: NTI Upstream, 2012.

Kaczor, Christopher Robert. A Defense of Dignity: Creating Life, Destroying Life, and Protecting the Rights of Conscience. Notre Dame studies in medical ethics. Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press, 2013.*

Kershnar, Stephen. Does the Pro-Life Worldview Make Sense? Abortion, Hell, and Violence against Abortion Doctors. 1 [edition]. Routledge research in applied ethics 7. New York: Routledge, 2017.

Koop, C. Everett, and Francis A. Schaeffer. Whatever Happened to the Human Race? Rev. ed. Westchester, Ill: Crossway Books, 1983.*

Kreeft, Peter. The Unaborted Socrates: A Dramatic Debate on the Issues Surrounding Abortion. Downers Grove, Ill: InterVarsity Press, 1983.*

Kreeft, Peter. Three Approaches to Abortion: A Thoughtful and Compassionate Guide to Today’s Most Controversial Issue. San Francisco, Calif: Ignatius Press, 2002.*

Steinbock, Bonnie. Life before Birth: The Moral and Legal Status of Embryos and Fetuses. Second Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.

Tooley, Michael, ed. Abortion: Three Perspectives. Point/counterpoint series. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.

Watt, Helen. The Ethics of Pregnancy, Abortion and Childbirth: Exploring Moral Choices in Childbearing. S.l.: Garland Science, 2017.

Wyatt, John. Matters of Life and Death: Human Dilemmas in the Light of Christian Faith. Nottingham: Inter-Varsity Press, 2009.*

Christianity and Euthanasia, Assisted Suicide

Beville, Kieran. Dying to Kill: A Christian Perspective on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide. Cambridge, Ohio: Christian Publishing House, 2014.*

Birnbacher, Dieter, and Edgar Dahl, eds. Giving Death a Helping Hand: Physician-Assisted Suicide and Public Policy. An International Perspective. International library of ethics, law, and the new medicine v. 38. Dordrecht: Springer, 2008.

Cassell, Eric J. The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Craddock, Fred B., Dale Goldsmith, and Joy V. Goldsmith. Speaking of Dying: Recovering the Church’s Voice in the Face of Death. Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press, 2012.*

Dyck, Arthur J. Life’s Worth: The Case against Assisted Suicide. Critical issues in bioethics. Grand Rapids, Mich: William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co, 2002.*

Ekland-Olson, Sheldon, and Elysian Aseltine. How Ethical Systems Change: Tolerable Suffering and Assisted Dying. Framing 21st century social issues. New York: Routledge, 2012.

Foley, Kathleen, and Herbert Hendin, eds. The Case against Assisted Suicide: For the Right to End-of-Life Care. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2002.

Humphry, Derek. Final Exit: The Practicalities of Self-Deliverance and Assisted Suicide for the Dying. 3rd ed. New York: Delta Trade Paperback, 2002.

Huxtable, Richard. Euthanasia, Ethics, and the Law: From Conflict to Compromise. Biomedical law and ethics library. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York: Routledge-Cavendish, 2007.

Jackson, Emily, and John Keown. Debating Euthanasia. Debating Law 3. Oxford: Hart, 2012.

Jeffrey, David. Against Physician Assisted Suicide: A Palliative Care Perspective. Oxford ; New York: Radcliffe Pub, 2009.

Keown, John. Euthanasia, Ethics, and Public Policy: An Argument against Legalisation. Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2002.

Kilner, John Frederic, Arlene B. Miller, Edmund D. Pellegrino, and Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity, eds. The Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity Presents Dignity and Dying: A Christian Appraisal. Horizons in bioethics series. [Carlisle, U.K.] : Grand Rapids, Mich: Paternoster Press ; W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co, 1996.*

Larson, Edward J., and Darrel W. Amundsen. A Different Death: Euthanasia & the Christian Tradition. Downers Grove, Ill: InterVarsity Press, 1998.*

Lewy, Guenter. Assisted Death in Europe and America: Four Regimes and Their Lessons. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.

May, William F. The Physician’s Covenant: Images of the Healer in Medical Ethics. 2nd ed. Lexington, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2000.*

Morris, Wallace H. A Time to Die: A Biblical Look at End of Life Issues. Greenville, SC: Ambassador International, 2014.*

Norwood, Frances. The Maintenance of Life: Preventing Social Death through Euthanasia Talk and End-of-Life Care: Lessons from the Netherlands. Ethnographic studies in medical anthropology series. Durham, N.C: Carolina Academic Press, 2009.

Pappas, Demetra M. The Euthanasia / Assisted-Suicide Debate. Historical guides to controversial issues in America. Santa Barbara, Calif: Greenwood, 2012.

Paterson, Craig. Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia: A Natural Law Ethics Approach. Live questions in ethics and moral philosophy. Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2008.

Pool, Robert. Negotiating a Good Death: Euthanasia in the Netherlands. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York: Routledge, 2000.

Smith, Stephen W. End-of-Life Decisions in Medical Care: Principles and Policies for Regulating the Dying Process. Cambridge bioethics and law. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Somerville, Margaret A. Death Talk: The Case against Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2001.

Tada, Joni Eareckson. When Is It Right to Die? A Comforting and Surprising Look at Death and Dying. Updated edition. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan, 2017.*

Uhlmann, Michael M., ed. Last Rights? Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia Debated. Washington, D.C. : Grand Rapids, Mich: Ethics and Public Policy Center ; William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co, 1998.*

*Refers to those written from a Christian perspective.