Bioethical Entanglements of Race, Religion, and AIDS

Michele Goodwin

Edited by David E. Guinn

in Handbook of Bioethics and Religion

Published in print September 2006 | ISBN: 9780195178739
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199784943 | DOI:
 Bioethical Entanglements of Race, Religion, and AIDS

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The domains of religious doctrine and practice provide ground for double bind analysis, particularly as applied to race, religion, and bioethics. In these spheres, reconciling church doctrine with social or medical practice is often challenging; the demands from each sphere are unique and sometimes irreconcilable. This chapter uses double bind theory as a framework to engage in a dialogue concerning race, religion, and bioethics. It offers a dialogue that scrutinizes conservative religious thought in what is colloquially known as the “black church” regarding the challenges of medical ethics and race.

Keywords: religious doctrine; double bind theory; race; religion; bioethics; medical ethics

Chapter.  9814 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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