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Der Beginn des Lebens

Die gegenwärtige Diskussion um die Bioethik und das Alte Testament

  • Helmut Utzschneider


The author examines the evidence of biblical, esp. Old Testamenttexts referring to the beginning and the early stages of human life. The biblical evidence suggests a multidimensional view: Biologically human life starts within the womb; socially human life is already in its earliest stages part of the family; theologically the womb is seen as the place where god shapes the personality of human beings (Ps 139:14). From a biblical point of view the beginning of human life in a full sense should not be exclusively restricted to the act and moment of procreation or fertilization.

Online erschienen: 2014-9-9
Erschienen im Druck: 2002-2-1

© 2014 by Gütersloher Verlagshaus

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