Abortion in 21st Century America by Craig C. Malbon

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The morality of abortion has emerged at the “hot button” issue of 21 C America. Steeped in controversy since the founding of the American colonies, legalized by the decision of Roe V. Wade, abortion remains the major spiritual, political, and theological divide among a nation of 300 million. Although the battle lines between the Pro-Life and Pro-Choice camps have been drawn and fortified by good people on both sides, the author challenges all comers to enter into the thick of the abortion question. Drawing upon the embodiment argument of Beverly Wildung Harrison, the overarching need for the “in-breaking” of God afresh daily in “concrete” lives lifted up by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and an examination of a twist in the thesis of Reinhold Niebuhr (Immoral Wo/man and Moral Society), the author provokes the readers to the increased and sometimes unbearable tension of finding the voice of the “other” in our own selves. Shocking in its candid drive to seek a new path, Abortion in 21st Century America will broaden and sharpen our understanding of abortion in America.

About Craig C. Malbon

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Craig Malbon holds the title of Leading Professor at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine. He is trained formally both as a biomedical scientist as well as an ethicist, receiving a Masters in Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. He has performed chaplaincy training, devotes time to counseling, and teaches traditions and values in bioethical conflicts. He is the recipient of numerous awards for his research in hormone/drug action and cell signaling. His scholarly publications number more than 250. His theological interests are in ethics, life, and society in 21st Century America, with particular interest focused on abortion, end-of-life issues, right-to-die, and application of the moral theories of Immanuel Kant and Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
Published January 4, 2013 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 277 pages
Genres: Self Help. Non-fiction

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In this theological study of abortion, Malbon tackles issues of religion, ethics and morality to "forge a ‘new path' toward productive discussion" on one of the nation's most divisive topics.

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