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THE RESUSCITATION OF ST. THOMAS AQUINAS: CATHOLIC BIOETHICS AND ABORTION IN THE UNITED STATES

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This thesis examines the relationship between Catholicism and abortion in American bioethical discourse. The project begins by detailing the history of abortion in Catholicism, followed by an exploration of the contemporary environment of the debate within the Catholic community, including the intersection of Catholicism and public policy. In order to firmly locate the study within the American context of abortion discourse, the work explores the intersection between religion and American legislation and data concerning abortion. With the appropriate background in place, I analyze the work of prominent Church father, Thomas Aquinas, and suggest that the official teachings of the Catholic Church should be revised in order to be more consistent with his moral theology.
subject
religion
ethics
Catholicism
Aquinas
abortion
contributor
Weston, Emily (author)
Foskett, Mary (committee chair)
Ilesanmi, Simeon (committee member)
Jung, Kevin (committee member)
Miller, Christian (committee member)
date
2009-05-12T16:54:54Z (accessioned)
2010-06-18T18:57:18Z (accessioned)
2009-05-12T16:54:54Z (available)
2010-06-18T18:57:18Z (available)
2009-05-12T16:54:54Z (issued)
degree
Religion (discipline)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/14683 (uri)
language
en_US (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
rights
Release the entire work immediately for access worldwide. (accessRights)
title
THE RESUSCITATION OF ST. THOMAS AQUINAS: CATHOLIC BIOETHICS AND ABORTION IN THE UNITED STATES
type
Thesis

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