New Book Explores Bioethics ‘Through Anabaptist Eyes’

Viewing New Creations With Anabaptist Eyes bookcover

Cascadia Publishing House, Telford, Pa., has released a new book growing out of a major conference on bioethics held Nov. 13-15, 2003, at Eastern Mennonite University.

The 310-page paperback, “Viewing New Creations With Anabaptist Eyes,” investigates the promise and perils of current genetic biotechnology. The authors describe the factual bases of biotechnology in a popular format, bring up the ethical problems that emerge and provide ethical reasoning to meet those challenges.

The book was edited by Roman J. Miller, Daniel B. Suter professor of biology at EMU; Beryl H. Brubaker, EMU provost; and James C. Peterson, the R. A. Hope professor of theology and ethics at McMaster University Divinity College and a member of the University’s Research Ethics Board.

Authors include (in order of appearance): John D. Gearhart, James C. Peterson, Leslie G. Biesecker, Carole L. Cramer, Roman J. Miller, Conrad G. Brunk, LeRoy Walters, Beryl H. Brubaker, Ruth Swartz Cowan, Kabiru Kinyanjui, Carl D. Bowman, Barbra R. Graber, Laura E. Powers, Arlene G. Wiens, Mike E. Baker, Lawrence E. Ressler, Randall L. Longenecker, Emerson D. Nafziger, Timothy S. Jost, Graydon F. Snyder, Joseph J. Kotva Jr. and Stanley M. Hauerwas.

“This work on bioethics comes with a passion for integrity,” notes Myron S. Augsburger, EMU president emeritus. “It does not claim to have all of the answers but does call us to a faith that seeks to think with God through ‘the truth as it is in Jesus.'”

The book is co-published with Herald Press, Scottdale, Pa., in association with EMU.

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