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An introduction to some of the key ethical issues facing us today, including: * Is there such a thing as a just war? * What are the moral issues surrounding genetic engineering? * Is it ethical to create babies for infertile couples? * Can it ever be right to help someone else to die? * Is the death penalty justified? * How can we care for the environment? * What about animal rights? * What are the challenges of globalisation? These are some of the central issues addressed in this book. The author introduces the issues and the questions surrounding them and offers his own perspective. This book follows on in series from A Pocket Guide to Sects and New Religions (2005) and A Pocket Guide to the Bible (2004).
Andrew Goddard is a well-known speaker and writer on Christian Ethics. He has recently been appointed Associate Director of the Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics (KLICE), based at Tyndale House in Cambridge. He is also editor of the Anglican theological journal Anvil, a fellow of the Anglican Communion Institute and a member of the Church of England's Faith and Order Advisory Group. He is also a member of the Leadership Team of Fulcrum, the Board of Directors of the International Jacques Ellul Society and the Ethics Group of Grove Books. In November 2012 he was installed as an Honorary Canon of Winchester Cathedral in recognition of his services to the Anglican Communion.