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Caritas In Communion: Theological Foundations Of Catholic Health Care, M. Lysaught May 2014

Caritas In Communion: Theological Foundations Of Catholic Health Care, M. Lysaught

M. Therese Lysaught

No abstract provided.


Becoming One Body: Health Care And Cloning, M Lysaught Jun 2013

Becoming One Body: Health Care And Cloning, M Lysaught

M. Therese Lysaught

No abstract provided.


Corporations, Cros And Globalized Biomedical Research: Is Belmont Obsolete?, M Lysaught Mar 2012

Corporations, Cros And Globalized Biomedical Research: Is Belmont Obsolete?, M Lysaught

M. Therese Lysaught

Christian and Jewish theologians and philosophers were key figures in shaping the normative principles for human subjects research (HSR). Yet since the publishing of the federal regulations governing HSR in 1981, HSR per se has received little theological attention. This is particularly anomalous given that 1980 marks a turning-point in HSR, as it moved from an enterprise circumscribed within a physician-researcher/patient-subject model to its current infrastructure as a multi-billion dollar global industry. This shift requires rethinking the philosophical and theological structure of research ethics. In particular, it requires that research ethics theorize both economics and the new agents of ...


Corporeality And The Corporation: The Duty To Participate In Biomedical Research As Biopolitics, M Lysaught Mar 2012

Corporeality And The Corporation: The Duty To Participate In Biomedical Research As Biopolitics, M Lysaught

M. Therese Lysaught

Over the past three decades, an enormous transformation has occurred in the political economy of biomedical research. Since the promulgation of the Belmont framework and the Federal guidelines, human subjects research has become a commodified enterprise governed by the principles of neoliberal economics, in the words of Jill Fisher, "a full-fledged industry with a global presence." This economic transformation has been accompanied by a dizzying increase in the numbers of human bodies now subjected to biomedical research. In spite of these economic and numerical realities, some claim that persons have a duty or moral obligation to enroll as human subjects ...


Corporations, Cros And Profit: Ethics In The New Bio-Political Economy Of Globalized Biomedical Research, M Lysaught Mar 2012

Corporations, Cros And Profit: Ethics In The New Bio-Political Economy Of Globalized Biomedical Research, M Lysaught

M. Therese Lysaught

A main catalyst in the emergence of the bioethics was the abuse of human subjects. Theologians were key in shaping the normative principles for human subjects research (HSR). Yet, while HSR in 2009 differs dramatically from its shape in the 1960s and 1970s, changes which have occurred over the past two decades have received little theological analysis. This paper will consider the globalization of HSR to map the myriad challenges that the global, economic, industrial infrastructure of HSR presents to the standard principles of research ethics. Particular attention will be paid to the nature of the new agent of HSR-the ...


The Last Shall Be First: Human Potential In Genetic And Theological Perspectives, M Lysaught Mar 2012

The Last Shall Be First: Human Potential In Genetic And Theological Perspectives, M Lysaught

M. Therese Lysaught

The notion of “human potential” provides a fruitful window through which to explore the competing conceptual frameworks of contemporary genetics and Christianity. The contemporary cultural frame of genetics conceives of human potential in a broadly positive manner: the source of personal and societal flourishing is located within individual bodies, waiting to be identified and unleashed by genetic science and medicine for the good of persons and society. In the Judeo-Christian narrative, human individual, biological potential is far less relevant—and, in fact, may be construed as an impediment to the achievement of personal and social flourishing. Implications for the dialogue ...


Review Of Political Worship: Ethics For Christian Citizens, By Bernd Wannenwetsch, M Lysaught Mar 2012

Review Of Political Worship: Ethics For Christian Citizens, By Bernd Wannenwetsch, M Lysaught

M. Therese Lysaught

No abstract provided.


Review Of "Conceiving Parenthood: American Protestantism And The Spirit Of Reproduction," By Amy Laura Hall, M Lysaught Mar 2012

Review Of "Conceiving Parenthood: American Protestantism And The Spirit Of Reproduction," By Amy Laura Hall, M Lysaught

M. Therese Lysaught

No abstract provided.


“Ten Decades To A More Christ-Like You!”: Liturgy As God's Workout Plan For The Church, M. Therese Lysaught Dec 2007

“Ten Decades To A More Christ-Like You!”: Liturgy As God's Workout Plan For The Church, M. Therese Lysaught

M. Therese Lysaught

No abstract provided.


Gathered For The Journey: Moral Theology In Catholic Perspective, M. Lysaught, David Mccarthy Jun 2007

Gathered For The Journey: Moral Theology In Catholic Perspective, M. Lysaught, David Mccarthy

M. Therese Lysaught

Gathered for the Journey sets moral reasoning in a theological context of worship and discipleship (part 1), provides a framework for the moral life based on questions of human fulfillment (part 2), and demonstrates how these theological resources shape a distinctive approach to questions of globalization, Catholic social teaching, the family, war and peace, bioethics, and the environment (part 3). McCarthy and Lysaught have crafted a distinctively unified collection. Gathered for the Journey represents a common project among Catholic scholars who are struggling with similar questions about living faithfully.


Practicing The Order Of Widows: A New Call For An Old Vocation, M. Therese Lysaught Mar 2005

Practicing The Order Of Widows: A New Call For An Old Vocation, M. Therese Lysaught

M. Therese Lysaught

This essay argues for a renewed institution of an ancient Christian practice, the Order of Widows. Drawing on the Roman Catholic tradition's recent writings on the elderly, particularly the 1998 document from the Pontifical Council for the Laity entitled “The Dignity of Older People and their Mission in the Church and in the World,” I argue that we find within the Roman Catholic tradition advocacy for a renewed understanding of the vocation of the elderly within the Church. Building on this, I then trace in the broadest of outlines some elements of what a renewal of the Order of ...


Respect: Or, How Respect For Persons Became Respect For Autonomy, M. Therese Lysaught Oct 2004

Respect: Or, How Respect For Persons Became Respect For Autonomy, M. Therese Lysaught

M. Therese Lysaught

This article provides an intellectual archeology of how the term “respect” has functioned in the field of bioethics. I argue that over time the function of the term has shifted, with a significant turning point occurring in 1979. Prior to 1979, the term “respect” connoted primarily the notion of “respect for persons” which functioned as an umbrella which conferred protection to autonomous persons and those with compromised autonomy. But in 1979, with the First Edition of Principles of Biomedical Ethics by Beauchamp and Childress, and the report of the Ethical Advisory Board (EAB) of the (then) Department of Health, Education ...


Suffering, Ethics, And The Body Of Christ: Anointing As A Strategic Alternative Practice, M. Therese Lysaught Dec 1995

Suffering, Ethics, And The Body Of Christ: Anointing As A Strategic Alternative Practice, M. Therese Lysaught

M. Therese Lysaught

No abstract provided.