Prolonging life or hindering death? An Orthodox perspective on death, dying and euthanasia.

@article{Hatzinikolaou2003ProlongingLO,
  title={Prolonging life or hindering death? An Orthodox perspective on death, dying and euthanasia.},
  author={Nikolaos Hatzinikolaou},
  journal={Christian bioethics},
  year={2003},
  volume={9 2-3},
  pages={187-201}
}
This article addresses death as a biological event and attempts to approach it as a mystery within the light of the Orthodox Christian theology and tradition. First, the value of the last moments of the life of a human being is analyzed; then the state of living is differentiated from the state of surviving that results, in some extreme cases, from the intrusion of technology in medicine. The article elaborates on the sacred and spiritual character of death which, when viewed within the light… CONTINUE READING