Resources on theology of medicine and global healthcare ethics

HSA's Recommended Reading List

Banks, Sarah, and Ann Gallagher. Ethics in Professional Life: Virtues for Health and Social Care.  Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.

Beauchamp, Tom L., and James F. Childress. Principles of Biomedical Ethics. 7th ed.  Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Best, Megan. Fearfully and Wonderfully Made: Ethics and the Beginning of Human Life.  Sydney: Matthias Media, 2012.

Bishop, Jeffrey P. The Anticipatory Corpse: Medicine, Power and the Care of the Dying.  Notre Dame, IN: UNDP, 2011.

Caplan, Arthur L., et al (eds), Health, Disease, and Illness: Concepts in Medicine. Washington D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2004.

Cooper, Denise Anne. "The Doctor as Moral Agent, with Reference to the Distinction between Killing and 'Letting Die'." PhD, The University of Melbourne, 2007.

Doornbos, Mary Molewyk, Ruth E. Groenhout, and Kendra G. Hotz. Transforming Care: A Christian Vision of Nursing Practice.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2005.

Englehardt, H. Tristram Jr. and Fabrice Jotterand (eds). The Philosophy of Medicine Reborn: A Pellegrino Reader. Notre Dame: UNDP, 2008.

Gifford, Fred (ed). Philosophy of Medicine. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2011.

Gawande, Atul. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End.  New York: Metropolitan Books, 2014.

Hauerwas, Stanley. Naming the Silences: God, Medicine, and the Problem of Suffering.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1990.

———. The Peaceable Kingdom: A Primer in Christian Ethics.  London: SCM, 1983.

———. Suffering Presence: Theological Reflections on Medicine, the Mentally Handicapped, and the Church.  Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1986.

Hotz, Kendra G., and Matthew T. Mathews. Dust & Breath: Faith, Health, and Why the Church Should Care About Both.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2012.

Kerridge, Ian, et al (eds). Restoring Humane Values to Medicine: A Miles Little Reader. Sydney: Desert Pea, 2003

Long, W. Meredith. Health, Healing and God's Kingdom.  Oxford: Regnum, 2000.

Lysaught, M. Therese, et al (eds). On Moral Medicine: Theological Perspectives in Medical Ethics. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2012.

MacIntyre, Alasdair. Dependent Rational Animals: Why Human Beings Need the Virtues.  London: Duckworth, 1999.

McKenny, Gerald P. To Relieve the Human Condition: Bioethics, Technology, and the Body.  Albany: University of New York Press, 1997.

Meilaender, Gilbert. Bioethics: A Primer for Christians. 3rd ed.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2013.

———. Body, Soul, and Bioethics.  Notre Dame: UNDP, 1995.

Messer, Neil G. Flourishing: Health, Disease, and Bioethics in Theological Perspective.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2013.

Morris, John. F. (ed). Medicine, Health Care, & Ethics: Catholic Voices. Washington D.C: Catholic University of America Press, 2007.

Pellegrino, Edmund D., and David C. Thomasma. The Christian Virtues in Medical Practice.  Washington: Georgetown University Press, 1996.

———. Helping and Healing: Religious Commitment in Health Care.  Washington: Georgetown University Press, 1997.

Preece, Gordon (ed). Rethinking Peter Singer: A Christian Critique. Downers Grove: IVP, 2002.

Ramsey, Paul. Ethics at the Edges of Life: Medical and Legal Intersections.  New Haven: Yale University Press, 1978.

Rusthoven, James. Covenantal Biomedical Ethics for Contemporary Medicine: An Alternative to Principles-Based Ethics.  Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2014.

Shuman, Joel, and Brian Volck. Reclaiming the Body: Christians and the Faithful Use of Modern Medicine.  Grand Rapids: Brazos, 2006.

Sider, Ronald J. Completely Pro-Life: Building a Consistent Stance.  Downers Grove, Illinois: Inter-Varsity Press, 1987.

Sloane, Andrew. At Home in a Strange Land: Using the Old Testament in Christian Ethics.  Peabody/Grand Rapids: Hendrickson/Baker, 2008.

———. Vulnerability and Care: Christian Reflections on the Philosophy of Medicine.  London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2016.

Svenaeus, Frederik. The Hermeneutics of Medicine and the Phenomenology of Health: Steps Towards a Philosophy of Medical Practice.  Dordrecht: Kluwer, 2010.

Nelson, J.L. and H. L. Nelson (eds). Meaning and Medicine: A Reader in the Philosophy of Health Care. New York: Routledge, 1999.

Verhey, Allen. Reading the Bible in the Strange World of Medicine.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003.

Wolterstorff, Nicholas. Until Justice and Peace Embrace.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1983.

Wright, Christopher J H. The Mission of God: Unlocking the Bible's Grand Narrative.  Nottingham: IVP, 2006.

———. Old Testament Ethics for the People of God.  Leicester: IVP, 2004.

Wright, Tom. Surprised by Hope.  London: SPCK, 2007.

Wyatt, John. Matters of Life & Death: Human Dilemmas in the Light of the Christian Faith.  Nottingham: IVP, 2009.



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