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Title: Killing, karma and caring : euthanasia in Buddhism and Christianity
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: D. Keown
J. Keown

Description: In 1993 The Parliament of the World's Religions produced a declaration known as A Global Ethic which set out fundamental points of agreement on moral tissues between the religions of the world. However, the declaration did not deal explicitly with medical ethics. This article examines Buddhist and Christian perspectives on euthanasia and finds that in spite of their cultural and theological differences both oppose it for broadly similar reasons. Both traditions reject consequentialist patterns of justification and espouse a 'sanctity of life' position which precludes the intentional destruction of human life by act or omission.

Publisher Place: London
Publisher: Society for the Study of Medical Ethics
Normalized publisher place: London
Publisher country: United Kingdom
Publisher URL: http://www.bmjpg.com/template.cfm?name=bmjhome
Published Date: 1995-10
Subject: Christianity
Sanctity of life
Parliament of the World's Religions
Classification: Buddhism and Science -- Related Humanities -- Ethics -- Buddhist Ethics
Buddhism and Science -- Related Humanities -- Ethics -- Bioethics
Cultural Coverage: Euro-American
Temporal coverage: 20th century CE
Language: English
Series 2 editor:
Source URL: http://jme.bmjjournals.com
Source: Journal of medical ethics
Source Editor: J. Savulescu
Source Type: Journal
Source Volume: 21
Source Number: 5
Source Page Numbers: 265-269
Start Date: 1975
Frequency of publication: Quarterly
Submissions: Guidelines for authors and reviewers.
ISBN/ISSN: 0306-6800
Location and access number: 8558539

Means of availability: Articles from the Journal of medical ethics are available online and in print. See publisher's site or check with library for subscription.

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Resource Type: Article
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Date Last Modified: 2005-12-19 16:57:17
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