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Sacred cells? : why Christians should support stem cell research / by Peters, Ted,1941-; Lebacqz, Karen,1945-; Bennett, Gaymon,1972-;
Includes bibliographical references and index.The ethical prehistory of stem cells -- From science to ethics in a flash -- Working within the research standards framework -- Three contending frameworks for stem cell ethics -- The embryo protection framework -- The human protection framework -- The future wholeness framework -- Ethical smoke and mirrors in Washington -- The hidden theology behind the international debates -- The Vatican's strong stand -- The Vatican and embryology -- The Vatican argument in a cracked nutshell -- Leon Kass, protector of human nature -- Jewish and Muslim bioethics -- The terror of the chimera -- Justice and the patenting controversy -- The spiritual soul and human dignity -- The ethics of the ethicists -- Theologians say "yes" to regenerative medicine.Sacred Cells? takes readers through the twists and turns of stem cell development, providing a brief history of the science and an overview of the competing ethical frameworks people use in approaching the heated debate. Each new scientific advance, from the cloning of Dolly the sheep to the use of engineered cells in humans, had to be carefully considered before proceeding. Rejecting the widely held belief that the ethics of stem cell research turn on the moral status of the embryo, the authors carefully weigh a diversity of ethical problems. Ultimately, they embrace stem cell research and the prospect of increased health and well being it offers. --from publisher description.
Subjects: Stem cells; Stem Cells.; Christianity.; Embryo Research;
© c2008., Rowman & Littlefield Publishers,
Available copies: 1 / Total copies: 1
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First amendment freedoms : A reference handbook / by LeMay, Michael C.,1941-author.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Preface / 1. BACKGROUND AND HISTORY: Introduction: Why the Bill of Rights Established the First Amendment's Freedoms -- Freedom of Assembly -- Freedom of the Press -- Freedom of Speech -- Freedom of Religion -- The Constitution and the First Amendment -- The Rise of Homegrown Minority Religions -- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (the Mormons) -- The Seventh-Day Adventist Church -- Jehovah's Witnesses -- The Nation of Islam -- Non-Christian Minority Religions and First Amendment Freedoms -- Jewish Americans -- Muslim Americans -- Buddhism, Hinduism, and Sikhism -- Native American Religions -- Atheists and Agnostics -- The Fourteenth Amendment's Due Process Clause – Conclusion -- Further Reading / 2. PROBLEMS, CONTROVERSIES, AND SOLUTIONS: Introduction -- Freedom of Religion and the Establishment Clause -- Aid to Church-Related Schools -- Religion in Public Education -- Government-Sponsored Religious Displays -- Prayers in Public Schools -- Sabbatarian Laws (Blue Laws) -- Religious Institutions Functioning as Government Agencies -- Tax Exemption to Religious Institutions -- Legislative Chaplains and Prayers -- Standing to Sue in Establishment Challenges -- Teaching Creationism in Public Schools -- Unequal Government Treatment of Religious Groups -- Free Exercise Clause -- Solicitations by Religious Groups -- Religious Tests for Public Benefits or Services -- Free Exercise and Public Education -- Religion and the Right to Work -- Government Intrusion into Church Internal Affairs -- Free Exercise versus Eminent Domain -- Free Exercise of Religion versus Freedom of Speech -- Polygamy and Religious Freedom Rights -- Ritual Sacrifice of Animals and Religious Freedom -- Freedom of Speech -- Freedom of the Press -- Freedom to Assemble and Petition the Government for Redress of Grievances -- Conclusion -- Further Reading / 3. PERSPECTIVE: Introduction -- The First Amendment and the Struggle for Civil Rights Kenneth Bedell -- Creationism and Religious Freedom Michelle D. Deardorff -- The First Amendment and the School House Gate: The Rise, Decline, and Uncertain Future of Student Speech Rights Joshua Dunn -- Mexican Americans and the First Amendment Devin Fernandes -- The Supreme Court and Freedom of Religion Timothy R. Johnson Siyu Li -- The First Amendment, Bible Reading, and the Use of "Under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance Scott A. Merriman -- When Speech Becomes Untrustworthy John R. Vile -- Establishment of Religion by the Free Exercise Thereof David L Weddle -- The First Amendment and Native American Religion David Zeh / 4. PROFILES: Introduction -- Governmental Organizations -- Attorney General and Solicitor General of the United States -- Office of the President of the United States (POTUS) -- Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) -- U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) -- U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) -- Nongovernmental Organizations -- Access Now -- American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) -- American Atheists (AA) -- American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) -- Americans for Religious Liberty (ARL) -- Americans United for Separation of Church and State (AU) -- Bill of Rights Institute (BRI) -- Center for the Study of Law and Religion (CSLR) -- Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) -- First Amendment Coalition (FAC) -- Freedom Forum Institute (FFI) -- Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) -- Freedom House -- Free Speech Center -- Human Rights House Foundation -- Jehovah's Witnesses (JW) -- Knight First Amendment Freedom Institute -- National Committee for Public Education and Religious Liberty (PEARL) -- Seventh-Day Adventist Church (SDA) -- People: Governmental Stakeholders -- William Brennan (1906-1997), Associate Justice of the Supreme Court -- Warren Burger (1907-1995), Chief Justice of the Supreme Court -- George W. Bush (1946-), President of the United States -- Ted Cruz (1970-), United States Senator -- Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933-2020), Associate Justice of the Supreme Court -- Alberto Gonzales (1955-), Attorney General of the United States -- Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804), Secretary of the Treasury -- Charles Evan Hughes (1862-1948), Chief Justice of the Supreme Court -- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), President of the United States -- Anthony Kennedy (1936-), Associate Justice of the Supreme Court -- Joseph Lieberman (1942-), United States Senator -- James Madison (1751-1836), President of the United States -- Barack Obama (1961-), President of the United States -- Sandra Day O'Connor (1930-), Associate Justice of the Supreme Court -- William Rehnquist (1924-2005), Chief Justice of the Supreme Court -- John Roberts (1955-), Chief Justice of the Supreme Court -- Antonin Scalia (1936-2016), Associate Justice of the Supreme Court -- Potter Stewart (1915-1985), Associate Justice of the Supreme Court -- Donald J. Trump (1946-), President of the United States -- Earl Warren (1891-1974), Chief Justice of the Supreme Court -- People: Nongovernmental Stakeholders -- Eugene Debs (1855-1926) -- James Dobson (1936-) -- Madalyn Murray O'Hair (1919-1995) -- Ron Reagan (1958-) -- Ralph Reed (1961-) -- Melissa Rogers (unknown-) -- John Witte Jr. (1959-) -- John Peter Zenger (1697-1746) -- Further Reading / 5. DATA AND DOCUMENTS: Introduction -- Data -- Table 5.1 Religious Freedom Supreme Court Cases -- Table 5.2 Key Supreme Court Cases on First Amendment Issues -- Documents -- The Maryland Toleration Act (1649) -- The Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom (1786) -- Constitutional Provisions -- Letter from James Madison to Edward Livingston (July 10, 1822) -- Missouri Governor Lilburn W. Boggs's Order of Extermination, Missouri Executive Order Number 44 (1838) -- The Espionage Act (June 15, 1917) -- Lemon v. Kurtzman (1971) -- The American Indian Religious Freedom Act (August 11, 1978) -- Denial of Equal Access Prohibited (1984) -- Edwards v. Aguillard (1987) -- Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn et al. (2011) -- 6. RESOURCES: Introduction -- Print Resources -- Books -- Scholarly Journals -- Nonprint Resources -- Films – Videos / 7. CHRONOLOGY: Glossary – Index."First Amendment Freedoms: A Reference Handbook offers a comprehensive examination of the discourse on First Amendment freedom issues in an objective and unbiased manner and provides valuable data and documents to guide readers to further research on the subject. First Amendment Freedoms: A Reference Handbook provides a comprehensive, objective, and accessible source of critically important information on the First Amendment freedoms of religion, speech, and assembly, and the post-Civil War Fourteenth Amendment. Geared for high school and college readers, it covers relevant historical events from the adoption of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights to the array of Supreme Court cases that further defined the scope and limits of First Amendment freedoms. Composed of seven chapters, plus a glossary and index, the volume will present the background and history of the First Amendment; problems, controversies, and solutions; a perspectives chapter with nine original essay contributions; profiles of the leading actors and organizations involved in First Amendment politics; governmental data and excerpts of primary documents on the topic; and a resources chapter comprising an annotated list of the key books, scholarly journals, and nonprint sources on the topic. It closes with a detailed chronology of major events concerning First Amendment freedoms." -- Publisher's description
Subjects: United States.; Freedom of speech; Freedom of the press;
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First amendment freedoms : A reference handbook / by LeMay, Michael C.,1941-author.;
Preface / 1. BACKGROUND AND HISTORY: Introduction: Why the Bill of Rights Established the First Amendment's Freedoms -- Freedom of Assembly -- Freedom of the Press -- Freedom of Speech -- Freedom of Religion -- The Constitution and the First Amendment -- The Rise of Homegrown Minority Religions -- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (the Mormons) -- The Seventh-Day Adventist Church -- Jehovah's Witnesses -- The Nation of Islam -- Non-Christian Minority Religions and First Amendment Freedoms -- Jewish Americans -- Muslim Americans -- Buddhism, Hinduism, and Sikhism -- Native American Religions -- Atheists and Agnostics -- The Fourteenth Amendment's Due Process Clause – Conclusion -- Further Reading / 2. PROBLEMS, CONTROVERSIES, AND SOLUTIONS: Introduction -- Freedom of Religion and the Establishment Clause -- Aid to Church-Related Schools -- Religion in Public Education -- Government-Sponsored Religious Displays -- Prayers in Public Schools -- Sabbatarian Laws (Blue Laws) -- Religious Institutions Functioning as Government Agencies -- Tax Exemption to Religious Institutions -- Legislative Chaplains and Prayers -- Standing to Sue in Establishment Challenges -- Teaching Creationism in Public Schools -- Unequal Government Treatment of Religious Groups -- Free Exercise Clause -- Solicitations by Religious Groups -- Religious Tests for Public Benefits or Services -- Free Exercise and Public Education -- Religion and the Right to Work -- Government Intrusion into Church Internal Affairs -- Free Exercise versus Eminent Domain -- Free Exercise of Religion versus Freedom of Speech -- Polygamy and Religious Freedom Rights -- Ritual Sacrifice of Animals and Religious Freedom -- Freedom of Speech -- Freedom of the Press -- Freedom to Assemble and Petition the Government for Redress of Grievances -- Conclusion -- Further Reading / 3. PERSPECTIVE: Introduction -- The First Amendment and the Struggle for Civil Rights Kenneth Bedell -- Creationism and Religious Freedom Michelle D. Deardorff -- The First Amendment and the School House Gate: The Rise, Decline, and Uncertain Future of Student Speech Rights Joshua Dunn -- Mexican Americans and the First Amendment Devin Fernandes -- The Supreme Court and Freedom of Religion Timothy R. Johnson Siyu Li -- The First Amendment, Bible Reading, and the Use of "Under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance Scott A. Merriman -- When Speech Becomes Untrustworthy John R. Vile -- Establishment of Religion by the Free Exercise Thereof David L Weddle -- The First Amendment and Native American Religion David Zeh / 4. PROFILES: Introduction -- Governmental Organizations -- Attorney General and Solicitor General of the United States -- Office of the President of the United States (POTUS) -- Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) -- U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) -- U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) -- Nongovernmental Organizations -- Access Now -- American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) -- American Atheists (AA) -- American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) -- Americans for Religious Liberty (ARL) -- Americans United for Separation of Church and State (AU) -- Bill of Rights Institute (BRI) -- Center for the Study of Law and Religion (CSLR) -- Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) -- First Amendment Coalition (FAC) -- Freedom Forum Institute (FFI) -- Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) -- Freedom House -- Free Speech Center -- Human Rights House Foundation -- Jehovah's Witnesses (JW) -- Knight First Amendment Freedom Institute -- National Committee for Public Education and Religious Liberty (PEARL) -- Seventh-Day Adventist Church (SDA) -- People: Governmental Stakeholders -- William Brennan (1906-1997), Associate Justice of the Supreme Court -- Warren Burger (1907-1995), Chief Justice of the Supreme Court -- George W. Bush (1946-), President of the United States -- Ted Cruz (1970-), United States Senator -- Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933-2020), Associate Justice of the Supreme Court -- Alberto Gonzales (1955-), Attorney General of the United States -- Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804), Secretary of the Treasury -- Charles Evan Hughes (1862-1948), Chief Justice of the Supreme Court -- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), President of the United States -- Anthony Kennedy (1936-), Associate Justice of the Supreme Court -- Joseph Lieberman (1942-), United States Senator -- James Madison (1751-1836), President of the United States -- Barack Obama (1961-), President of the United States -- Sandra Day O'Connor (1930-), Associate Justice of the Supreme Court -- William Rehnquist (1924-2005), Chief Justice of the Supreme Court -- John Roberts (1955-), Chief Justice of the Supreme Court -- Antonin Scalia (1936-2016), Associate Justice of the Supreme Court -- Potter Stewart (1915-1985), Associate Justice of the Supreme Court -- Donald J. Trump (1946-), President of the United States -- Earl Warren (1891-1974), Chief Justice of the Supreme Court -- People: Nongovernmental Stakeholders -- Eugene Debs (1855-1926) -- James Dobson (1936-) -- Madalyn Murray O'Hair (1919-1995) -- Ron Reagan (1958-) -- Ralph Reed (1961-) -- Melissa Rogers (unknown-) -- John Witte Jr. (1959-) -- John Peter Zenger (1697-1746) -- Further Reading / 5. DATA AND DOCUMENTS: Introduction -- Data -- Table 5.1 Religious Freedom Supreme Court Cases -- Table 5.2 Key Supreme Court Cases on First Amendment Issues -- Documents -- The Maryland Toleration Act (1649) -- The Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom (1786) -- Constitutional Provisions -- Letter from James Madison to Edward Livingston (July 10, 1822) -- Missouri Governor Lilburn W. Boggs's Order of Extermination, Missouri Executive Order Number 44 (1838) -- The Espionage Act (June 15, 1917) -- Lemon v. Kurtzman (1971) -- The American Indian Religious Freedom Act (August 11, 1978) -- Denial of Equal Access Prohibited (1984) -- Edwards v. Aguillard (1987) -- Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn et al. (2011) -- 6. RESOURCES: Introduction -- Print Resources -- Books -- Scholarly Journals -- Nonprint Resources -- Films – Videos / 7. CHRONOLOGY: Glossary – Index."First Amendment Freedoms: A Reference Handbook offers a comprehensive examination of the discourse on First Amendment freedom issues in an objective and unbiased manner and provides valuable data and documents to guide readers to further research on the subject. First Amendment Freedoms: A Reference Handbook provides a comprehensive, objective, and accessible source of critically important information on the First Amendment freedoms of religion, speech, and assembly, and the post-Civil War Fourteenth Amendment. Geared for high school and college readers, it covers relevant historical events from the adoption of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights to the array of Supreme Court cases that further defined the scope and limits of First Amendment freedoms. Composed of seven chapters, plus a glossary and index, the volume will present the background and history of the First Amendment; problems, controversies, and solutions; a perspectives chapter with nine original essay contributions; profiles of the leading actors and organizations involved in First Amendment politics; governmental data and excerpts of primary documents on the topic; and a resources chapter comprising an annotated list of the key books, scholarly journals, and nonprint sources on the topic. It closes with a detailed chronology of major events concerning First Amendment freedoms." -- Publisher's descriptionDescription based on print version record.Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2018. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subjects: Electronic books.; United States.; Freedom of speech;
On-line resources: https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/kirtland-ebooks/detail.action?docID=6499880 -- Available  online. Click here to access.;
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