Islamic ethics of life : abortion, war, and euthanasia

  title={Islamic ethics of life : abortion, war, and euthanasia},
  author={Jonathan E. Brockopp},
A consideration of three of the most contentious ethical issues of our time - abortion, war and euthanasia - from the Muslim perspective. Scholars of Islamic studies have collaborated to produce this volume which both integrates Muslim thinking into the field of applied ethics and introduces readers to an aspect of the religion long overlooked in the West. This collective effort sets forth the relationship between Islamic ethics and law, revealing the complexity and richness of the Islamic… 

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