A Christian View Bioethics

  1. Lemma
  2. Hriscanski pogled na bioetiku
  3. Serbian
  4. A Christian View on the Current Bioethical Problems (en)
  5. Stevanovic, Aleksandra
  6. Ethics - Co-existence - Orthodox theological tradition and practice
  7. 24-11-2018
  8. Nikolić, Danilo [Author]. A Christian View on the Current Bioethical Problems. 51-59
  9. Bogoslovlje
    1. Faculty of Orthodox Theology
  10. bioethics
  11. 24/11/2018
    1. The term “bioethics” is being introduced and its goal is to portray the state of interdependence between science and the society. From being a field of knowledge, bioethics is also becoming an institution of the contemporary society, which is being shaped in the form of bioethical committees as social organizations which gather experts of various professional backgrounds for the purpose of dealing with some newly existent theoretical and practical problems brought about by the development of biomedical technologies. The link between science and ethics has reached the level dealing with life conditions where the survival of the contemporary civilization is at stake. Christian bioethics, still pretty much undefined, has finally initiated an extensive and a straightforward dialogue with science. The entire bioethical issue is conditioned by the attitude for and against in relation to life and death. The sense of the uniqueness of life; of the importance of man’s position and his role in relation to the entire world, permanently actualized by contemporary science; man’s dignity and the very existence of life as an “opportunity above all opportunities”, brings us closer to the notion of the “sanctity of life”. A novel and a different understanding and acceptance of the phenomenon of illness as being “an icon of life in death”, or such time which allows a Christian person to come to meet initially his own self and then the face of God in anticipation of the mystery of death, would usher in an entirely new approach regarding the actual issue of bioethics.