Church Teaching, Science, and the Beginning of Human Life
Date: October 2009
Duration: 8 hours 45 minutes
Gain an integrated understanding of the theology and science concerning the origins of human life. How many people feel fully confident to field theological or biological questions about human life? Now you can.
Abortion, infertility, in vitro fertilization, frozen human embryos, embryonic stem cell research, human cloning, contraception, natural family planning-the Church has assembled the accumulated wisdom of theologians, scientists, clergy, and laypeople to offer definite guidance on each of these topics. But often, the relationships between science, theology, and practice may appear muddled. We selected one of the Church's leading bioethics experts and teachers, Fr. Alfred Cioffi, to bring you clarity and understanding.
You will learn the basic biological, psychological, ethical and social aspects concerning early human life. Grounded in Catholic teaching, this course will to give you the reasons why the Church says what it says.
Who should listen to this 21-lecture course? Pastors and parishioners, parents and teachers, doctors, nurses, politicians, business people, government employees; anyone with an honest interest in the truth about the beginning of human life.
This course is part of the Learn25 collection.