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Faith and Fertility

Faith and Fertility

Attitudes Towards Reproductive Practices in Different Religions from Ancient to Modern Times

Edited by Eric Blyth and Ruth Landau
Foreword by Richard Harries

Paperback: £21.99 / $39.95

2009, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp
ISBN: 978-1-84310-535-0, BIC 2: MQC VFXB HRLP5 JFM JKSN2 LNM LNTM

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When an individual or couple is considering a difficult choice such as IVF treatment or third party assisted conception, the moral and ethical basis for their decisions may often be informed by their particular faith traditions.
 
Faith and Fertility is a comprehensive collection of essays by academics and faith leaders from around the world. The reader is introduced to the cultural and religious understanding of fertility as it is practised among diverse international faith traditions. Each chapter is written in an accessible and clear style, outlining each faith's history and its core beliefs and values, showing the influence these have on its moral and ethical perspective on the issues surrounding fertility.
 
This book will be a welcome resource for anyone seeking information on the plethora of attitudes towards fertility that are at work in today's global and multi-cultural world.

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