"The issue of euthanasia is being widely debated in many countries. It has been the subject of several government reports and is frequently discussed in the media. Yet there has been relatively little debate about it within the Churches. Perhaps it is simply assumed that most Christians are united in the opposition to assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia (terms which are defined in this volume), so there is little to discuss. Such a view is only possible if the voices of lay Christians are ignored. Evidence presented in this volume suggests that many regular churchgoers -- perhaps even a majority in some countries -- apparently agree with legalizing some form of active euthanasia. Whereas most theologians and church leaders have remained opposed, many lay Christians appear not to be sure. Some of the articles that follow will examine this dichotomy. For the moment it surely points to the need for a more public debate about euthanasia within the Churches. This book is designed to stimulate that debate." -- Preface, p. .
Contents: Contributors -- Preface / Robin Gill -- Section 1 : The challenge of euthanasia / Robin Gill -- Response / Peter Howdle -- Response / Ian Leck -- Response / Julie Norris -- Reply / Robin Gill -- Section 2 : Should Christians accept the validity of voluntary euthanasia ? / Paul Badham -- Response / Helen Oppenheimer -- Response / Susan F. Parsons -- Response / Michael S. Northcott -- Reply / Paul Badham -- Section 3 : Euthanasia and the principle of justice / Alastair V. Campbell -- Response / Karen Forbes -- Response / Patrick Richmond -- Response / Nigel Biggar -- Reply / Alastair V. Campbell -- Conclusion : an overview of the debate / Jean Porter -- Index.
Includes bibliographical references and bibliography: p. 38.
Contents: Introduction -- Some historical remarks -- What is euthanasia and what is not ? -- Cultural and ideological background of the euthanasia movement -- A secular view -- A Christian perspective -- Conclusion.
"H. Jochemsen works at the Centrum voor mediscje ethiek of the Prof dr. G.A. Lindeboom Institut, Ede, Holland". -- p. .
That this General Synod commend the statement on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide and its supporting documentation for use as a study paper throughout the Anglican Church of Canada; and request the Faith, Worship and Ministry Committee to gather responses and report to the Council of General Synod in March, 1999.
That the resolution commence with the wording:
That, subject to further editing, this General Synod....CARRIED
The amended resolution was then put and - CARRIED Act 49
[The resolution now reads:
That, subject to further editing, this General Synod, commend the statement on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide and its supporting documentation for use as a study paper throughout the Anglican Church of Canada; and request the Faith, Worship and Ministry Committee to gather responses and report to the Council of General Synod in March, 1999.]
"Copyright 1997. Second printing 1998." -- verso of t.-p.
"[By] John Patrick [and] Sheila Rutledge Harding".
Includes bibliographical references.
"This paper was submitted in December 1994 to The Special Senate Committee On Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide by Dr. John Patrick and Dr. Sheila Rutledge Harding for the Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada".
Cover title: How merciful ?: euthanasia and assisted suicide.
"Copyright 2010 The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada". -- inside front cover.
"Author: The Centre for Faith and Public Life, The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada". -- inside front cover.
Includes bibliographical endnotes.
Contents: Belgium: Lionel, Renata and their daughter Tikva -- Canada: Mark Pickup, Founder of HumanLifeMatters -- Clarifying the Definitions -- What's Happening in Other Countries -- Current Laws in Canada -- Protecting the Vulnerable -- God's Heart: Biblical View -- A Christian Response: Palliative Care -- Praxis: Take Action -- Converse -- Endnotes.
Colophon: Printed and bound in Canada by Turnhill Graphics.
"We are all faced with questions of life and death, and how we respond to issues like euthanasia in a Christian way. The media and political discourse may leave us feeling unsure about how to appropriately respond. The Social Responsibilities Committee of the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne therefore commends 'Talking about: Euthanasia' written by Dr. Justin Denholm, a member of the SRC, for your critical analysis and discussion. This study guide is designed to help you think about and engage with the issues surrounding euthanasia in a Christian way". -- Foreword.
Contents: Foreword / Bishop Philip Huggins, Chair, Social Responsibilities Committee, Anglican Diocese of Melbourne -- Leader's notes -- Justin Denholm, Centre for Applied Christian Ethics, Ridley Melbourne Mission and Ministry College -- Definitions -- Euthanasia: a Christian worldview perspective -- Biblical themes -- Systematic considerations -- Application -- Study guides -- Further reading and resources.
Study guides section contains: Session 1: Aging and caring -- Session 2: The image of God -- Session 3: Talking about euthanasia.
Document downloaded from Diocese of Melbourne website with cover story dated 10 February 2011 at:
"[B]y The Reverend George Tattrie, B.D., Th.M., Ph.D."
Includes bibliographical references.
"The study which follows is a contribution to the on-going discussion both within the church and in society. It is a completely new paper and not a revision of anything previously issued by the church, yet it has its roots in, and builds on, the studies which have preceded it. In particular, we acknowledge the excellent paper by The Rev. Gardiner C. Dalzell, a former chairman of our committee, which was issued in 1977. .... This is not intended as a definitive 'position' for the church. It merely represents the thinking of the committee at this time. .... A study guide for this paper is in preparation and will be issued separately to assist individuals and groups in the church to work through the many facets of this concern". -- Intro.
Contents: Introduction dated September 1982 . Rod Ferguson, Chairman [and] John Duncan, Associate Secretary, The Committee on Studies and Statements -- Part I: The Issues -- Part II: The Understanding of Man -- Part III: An Understanding of Man and an Approach to the Practice of Euthanasia -- Conclusion -- References -- About the Author.
"[T]he debate about euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide is more a debate about competing and conflicting moral visions and values than anything else. This book tries to identify the main features of the visions and values shaping the debate, especially those upheld by the Catholic moral tradition.. .... The final chapter tries to 'walk the talk', as it were, by sketching a pastoral response to the euthanasia movement. It will identify the virtues, personal and corporate, which witness to the kind of moral and spiritual life we need to live if our arguments against euthanasia are to be credible". -- Intro.
Contents: Introduction -- The Debate -- Autonomy -- The Prohibition Against Killing -- Beneficence -- Pastoral Response -- Conclusion -- Appendix: Declaration on Euthanasia -- Notes.
Includes bibliographical endnotes and bibliography, p. 125-126.
Contents: Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Charting the Legal Trends : Euthanasia in Canada, the United States and the Netherlands / Robert Nadeau -- Invulnerable Nothings : Sue Rodriguez and the Supreme Court of Canada / Ian A. Hunter -- The Final Taboo : Rethinking Death with Dignity / Ian Gentles -- As Life Ends : Professional Care Givers on Terminal Care and Euthanasia / Elizabeth Cassidy, Barrie de Veber, Frank Henry and Ian Gentles -- Euthanasia and the Elderly: A Pilot Study / Frank Henry and Ian Gentles -- Fear and False Promises : The Challenge of Pain in the Terminally Ill / John Scott -- Notes -- Suggestions for Further Reading -- Contributors -- Index.
"Prepared by Christopher Newell and Christopher Pullin for The Social Responsibilities Commission, General Synod, Anglican Church of Australia".
Includes bibliographical references and bibliography: p. 59-65.
Includes discussion questions at the end of each chapter.
"This book asks difficult questions which at times we may find disconcerting. 'Euthanasia, Death and Dying' has been written to discuss these questions in an open way, and you may choose to read it as an individual or as part of a parish, organisation or discussion group. The aim is to explore further what we mean by euthanasia, the arguments for and against it, the official stances of the Churches, and to encounter some of the underlying theological theories." -- Foreword, p. iii.
Contents: Foreword / The Most Revd. Peter Hollingworth, Chair of the General Synod Social Responsibilities Commission -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction: Euthanasia, Death and Dying: A Pressing Issue -- Three Australian Stories -- Arguments For and Against Active Voluntary Euthanasia -- Social Policy and Law -- Social Policy and the Churches -- Medical Killing and People on the Margins -- Conclusions: Towards a Good Death -- Appendix A: Voluntary Active Euthanasia: Position Statement of the Australian Association for Hospice and Palliative Care Inc. -- Appendix B: A Guide to making submissions to Parliamentary Enquiries on Euthanasia, Death and Dying -- Select Annotated Bibliography.
Contents: Membership -- Orders of Reference -- Acknowledgements / Joan B. Newman -- Recommendations -- Introduction -- Overview -- Terminology -- Palliative Care -- Pain Control and Sedation Practices -- Withholding and Withdrawing of Life-Sustaining Treatment -- Advance Directives -- Assisted Suicide -- Euthanasia -- Conclusion -- Appendices.
Contents of Appendices: A. Witnesses at Public Hearings -- B. Written Submissions Received -- C. Material Received by the Committee -- D. Chronology of Major Canadian Developments and Events -- E. Legislative Proposals Previously Introduced to Parliament -- F. Relevant Provisions of the 'Criminal Code' and 'Quebec Civil Code' -- G. Sample Amendment Proposals -- H. Suggested Procedural Guidelines -- I. British Columbia Policy Guidelines -- J. Citations for Advance Directives Legislation in Canada -- K. Sources for Sample Directives -- L. Summary of Relevant Canadian Court Decisions -- M. Palliative Care in Canada -- N. Recent Reports from Foreign Jurisdictions -- O. Medical Decisions Concerning End of Life in the Netherlands -- P. Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia in Foreign Jurisdictions.