What makes Christian bioethics Christian? Bible, story, and communal discernment.


Journal Article

Scripture is somehow normative for any bioethic that would be Christian. There are problems, however, both with Scripture and with those who read Scripture. Methodological reflection is necessary. Scripture must be read humbly and in Christian community. It must be read not as a timeless code but as the story of God and of our lives. That story moves from creation to a new creation. At the center of the Christian story are the stories of Jesus of Nazareth as healer, preacher of good news to the poor, and sufferer. The story shapes character and conduct and enables communal discernment.

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Cited Authors

  • Verhey, A

Published Date

  • December 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 11 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 297 - 315

PubMed ID

  • 16423733

Pubmed Central ID

  • 16423733

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1744-4195

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1380-3603

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/13803600500402341


  • eng