The ethos of scientism and postmodernism


Section 1
The ethos of scientism and postmodernism has exacerbated the perceived philosophical and cultural tension between science and religion. What is your perception of this tension? Use the statements by Meilander in her book to support your response. In the face of rapid advances in medical research and treatment, bioethics has become a serious social concern. Gilbert Meilaender s Bioethics covers a wide range of pressing bioethical issues and offers discerning guidance on how Christians ought to think about them. In admirably clear language Meilaender discusses abortion, assisted reproduction, genetic advance and prenatal screening, care for the dying and euthanasia, human experimentation, and more. Section 2
What aspects of the topic readings do you find the most interesting? What is your view of the analysis of disease and healing in the readings? Explain.