Articles and Book Chapters

Articles and Book Chapters

“Paid Organ Donation: Challenges for Public Health Care Policy.” In Living Donor Organ Transplantation, second edition, eds. R.W.G. Gruessner and E. Benedetti (San Diego: Academic Press, 2023).

“Well-being, Health and Human Embodiment: The Familial Lifeworld.” In The Vulnerability of the Human World, eds. E. Boublil and S. Ferrarello (Geneva: Springer Nature Switzerland AG, 2023).

“Bioethics: Shaping Medical Practice and Taking Diversity Seriously,” Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 48(4)(2023): 313-321.

“Foundations of Christian Bioethics: Metaphysical, Conceptual, and Biblical,” Christian Bioethics 28(2)(2023): 1-10.

“Clinical Ethics: An International, Morally Diverse, and Often Political Endeavor,” HEC Forum 34(2)(2022).

“Foundations of Christian Bioethics: Metaphysical, Conceptual, and Biblical,” Christian Bioethics 28(2)(2023).

“What Happens When the Brain Goes Elsewhere?” The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 47(2)(2022): 240-256.

“Could you Marry a Sex Robot? Shifting Sexual Norms and the Transformation of the Family,” in Sex Robots: Their Social Impact and the Future of Human Relations, M. Cherry and R. Fan eds. (Lisse: Springer, 2022).

“Sex Robots: A Twenty-First Century Innovation in the Culture Wars,” in Sex Robots: Their Social Impact and the Future of Human Relations, M. Cherry and R. Fan eds. (Lisse: Springer, 2022).

“Bioethicist as Partisan Ideologue,” American Journal of Bioethics 21(6)(2021): 22-25.

“Christian Bioethics and the Partisan Commitments of Secular Bioethicists: Epistemic Injustice, Moral Distress, Civil Disobedience,” Christian Bioethics 27(2)(2021).

“Christian Bioethics: Sex and/or Gender?” Christian Bioethics 26(3)(2020): 205-220.

“Orthodox Christian Bioethics versus Secular Bioethics: A Conceptual Geography” in Healing Humanity: Confronting Our Moral Crisis, A.F.C Webster, A.K. Siewers, and D.C. Ford eds. (Jordanville: Holy Trinity Seminary Press, 2020), 46-58.

“Секс, аборты и детоубийство: пропасть между секулярным и божественным.” ГОСУДАРСТВО РЕЛИГИЯ ЦЕРКОВЬ в России и за рубежом (State, Religion and Church in Russian and Worldwide) 38(4)(2020): 195-228.

“Who is a Theologian? Faith in God vs. Faith in Philosophy” in Educaţia Creştină Ȋntro-o Cultură Pluralistă: Cum Creştem Copiii ȋn Lumea de Azi, volume II, O. Botoi and R. Brudiu eds. (Alba Iulia: Reintregirea and Stockholm: Felicitas Publishing House, 2020), 9-19.

“Clinical and Organizational Ethics: Challenges to Methodology and Practice,” HEC Forum 32(3)(2020): 191-197.

“Christian Bioethics: Immanent Goals or a Transcendent Orientation?” Christian Bioethics 26(2)(2020): 113-123.

“The Centrality of Right Ritual for Right Belief” in Satul şi Spiritualitatea Rurală între Tradiţie şi Modernitate, J. Nicolae, O. Panaite, and D. Şuşman eds. (Albia Iulia: Reintregirea, 2019), 205-216.

“Contested Organ Harvesting from the Newly Deceased: First Person Assent, Presumed Consent, and familial Authority,” The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 44(5)(2019): 603-620.

“Family-Based Consent to Organ Transplantation: A Cross Cultural Exploration,” The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 44(5)(2019): 521-533. Co-authors: Ruiping Fan (City University of Hong Kong) and Kelly Kate Evans (Baylor University, Waco, Texas).

“Bioethics without God: The Transformation of Medicine within a Fully Secular Culture,” Christian Bioethics 25(1)(2019): 1-16.

“Bioethics after the Death of God,” The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 43(6) (2018): 615-630.

“Are Marriage and Family Life Merely Contractual Agreements among Consenting Parties? Shifting Moral Foundations and Social Transformations,” International Journal of Chinese & Comparative Philosophy of Medicine 16(2)(2018): 7-28.

“Kidney for Sale by Owner: Endorsing a Secular Heresy,” The International Journal of Applied Philosophy 31(2)(2018): 171-187.

“Physician Assisted Suicide and Voluntary Euthanasia: How Not to Die as a Christian,” Christian Bioethics 24(1)(2018).

“Created in the Image of God: Bioethical Implications of the Imago Dei,” Christian Bioethics 23(3)(2017): 219-233.

“Organ Vouchers and Barter Markets: Saving Lives, Reducing Suffering, and Trading in Human Organs,” The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 42(5)(2017): 503-517.

“Adolescents Lack Sufficient Maturity to Consent to Medical Research,” The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 45(2017): 307-317.

“Organ Vouchers and Barter Markets: Saving Lives, Reducing Suffering, and Trading in Human Organs,” The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 42(5)(2017).

“The Scandal of Secular Bioethics: What Happens When the Culture Acts as if There is No God?” Christian Bioethics 23(2) (2017): 85-99.

“Bioethics After the Death of God: Reflections on an Engelhardtian Theme”, in At the Foundations of Bioethics and Biopolitics: Critical Essays on the Thought of H. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr., Lisa Rasmussen, Ana Iltis and Mark J. Cherry (eds.) (Dordrecht: Springer, 2015), 159-175.

“Re-Thinking the Role of the Family in Medical Decision Making,” The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 40(4)(2015): 451-472.

“The Consumerist Moral Babel of the Post-Modern Family,” Christian Bioethics 21(2)(2015): 144-165.

“Individually Directed Informed Consent and the Decline of the Family in the West,” in Family-Oriented Informed Consent: East Asian & American Perspectives, ed. Ruiping Fan (Dordrecht: Springer, 2015): 43-62.

“Bioethics and the Family: Family Building in the Twenty-First Century,” Christian Bioethics 21(2)(2015): 135-143; co-author: Ana Iltis.

“Informed Consent: The Decisional Standing of Families,” The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, 40(4)(2015): 363-370; co-author: Ruiping Fan.

“Pope Francis I, Weak Theology, and the Subtle Transformation of Roman Catholic Bioethics,” Christian Bioethics 21(1)(2015).

“The Emptiness of Post-Modern, Post-Christian Bioethics: An Engelhardtian Re-Evaluation of the Status of the Field,” Christian Bioethics 20(2)(2014): 168-186.

“Suffering in an Age of Life-Sustaining Therapy,” in Suffering in Bioethical Decision-Making, eds. Ronald M. Green and Nathan J. Palpant (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014): 337-353.

“Ascendancy of the Fundamentalist Secular State,” European Journal of Science and Theology 10(2) (2014): 79-88.

“Statul Fundmentalist Secular” part I. Familia Orthodoxa, October (2013) (in Romanian).

“Statul Fundmentalist Secular” part II. Familia Orthodoxa, November (2013) (in Romanian).

“What are Our Moral Duties? Critical Reflections on Clinical Equipoise and Publication Ethics, Clinical Choices and Moral Theory,” The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 38(6) (2013).

“The Secular Fundamentalist State: Some Critical Reflections,” in Religion and Politics: The Church-State Relationship: From Constantine the Great to Post-Maastricht Europe volume 1, eds. M.J. Cherry, D.A. Vanca, and A. Albu (Alba Iulia: Editura Reintregirea, 2013): 81-95.

“It is Morally Acceptable to Buy and Sell Organs for Human Transplantation: Moral Puzzles and Policy Failures,” in Contemporary Debates in Bioethics, eds. Robert Arp and Arthur Caplan (New York: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013): 47-58.

“Compensated Organ Donation and Human Dignity — The Freedom to Choose; a Response to Caplan,” in Contemporary Debates in Bioethics, eds. Robert Arp and Arthur Caplan (New York: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013): 68-69.

“Ignoring the Data and Endangering Children: Why the Mature Minor Standard for Medical Decision Making must be Abandoned,” The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 38(3)(2013).

“Building Social and Economic Capital: The Family and Medical Savings Accounts,” The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 37(6)(2012): 526-544.

“End-of-Life Care and Preparation for Death in a Post-Christian Age,” European Journal of Science and Theology 8(3)(2012): 29-37.

“A preservação da possibilidade de liberdade na assistência à saúde” (pp. 137-180), in Bioética Global: O colapso do consenso (Sao Paulo: Paulinas, 2012) (in Portuguese).

“Family Integrity and Sustainable Healthcare Reform: The Importance of Healthcare Savings Accounts,” Yixue yu Zhexue (Medicine and Philosophy) 33(3A)(2012): 6-9. (In Chinese.)

“Conscience Clauses, the Refusal to Treat, and Civil Disobedience – Practicing Medicine as a Christian in a Hostile Secular Moral Space,” Christian Bioethics 18(1)(2012): 1-14.

“Palliative Care in a Post-Christian Age,” in The Human Condition Between Suffering and God’s Love: Disease Therapy and Palliative Care (Alba Iulia, Romania: Editura Reintregirea, 2012): 205-217.

“Body Parts and the Marketplace: Insights from Thomistic Philosophy,” in The International Trafficking of Human Organs: A Multidisciplinary Perspective, eds. Rande Terriot and Leonard Matteson (Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2011): 203-226.

“Ritual as Education Concerning Social Space and Time,” in Traditional Rituals in a Post-Modern World, eds. D. Solomon and R. Fan (Dordrecht: Springer, 2012): 53-73.

“HHS Decision Shows Science, Politics Joined at the Hip,” Washington Examiner (in print and on-line) December 30, 2011; co-author: Jeff Bishop.

“Familial Authority and Christian Bioethics – A Geography of Moral and Social Controversies,” Christian Bioethics 17(3)(2011): 185-205.

“Bioethics as Political Ideology” in Bioethics Critically Reconsidered: Having Second Thoughts, ed. H.T. Engelhardt, Jr. (Dordrecht: Springer, 2011): 99-122.

“The Socio-biological Foundations of the Family,” in Familie, Filantropie şi Etică Socială, ed. Dumitru A. Vanca (Alba Iulia: Editura Reintregirea, 2011): 188-210.

“Sex, Abortion and Infanticide: The Gulf Between the Secular and the Divine,” Christian Bioethics 17(1)(2011): 25-46.

“Social Justice, Charity and Tax Evasion: A Critical Inquiry,” in Bioethics with Liberty and Justice: Themes in the Work of Joseph M. Boyle, ed. C. Tollefsen (Dordrecht: Springer, 2011).

“Non-Consensual Treatment is (Nearly Always) Morally Impermissible,” The Journal of Law, Medicine, & Ethics 38(4) (2010): 789-798.

“Parental Authority and Pediatric Bioethical Decision-Making,” The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 35(5) (2010): 553-572.

“An ‘as if’ God and an ‘as if’ Religion,” Christian Bioethics 16(2) (2010): 187-202.

“Human Rights, Social Justice and other Secular Evils: Why Christian Ethics and Christian Bioethics must be Traditionally Christian,” Saint Vladimir Seminary Theological Quarterly 54(2) (2010): 133-163.

“Revisiting Death and the Dead Donor Rule,” The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 35 (3) (2010): 223-241; co-author: A. Iltis.

“The Illusion of Consensus: Organ Harvesting from Prisoners Convicted of Capital Crimes,” The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 35(2) (2010): 220-222.

“Religion without God, Social Justice without Christian Charity, and other Dimensions of the Culture Wars” Christian Bioethics 15(3) (2009): 277-299.

“At the Foundations of Christian Bioethics: or, Why H. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr.’s Orthodox Christian Bioethics is so very Counter-Cultural” in At the Roots of Christian Bioethics: Critical Essays on the Thought of H. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr., eds. Ana S. Iltis and Mark J. Cherry (Salem: Scrivener Press, 2009), pp. 1-22; co-author: Ana Iltis.

“The Normativity of the Natural: Can Philosophers Pull Morality out of the Magic Hat of Human Nature?” in The Normativity of the Natural, ed. Mark J. Cherry (Dordrecht: Springer, 2009), pp. 1-16.

“Honestly embracing markets in human organs for transplantation,” Economic Sociology11 (1) (2009): 17-23.

“Why Should We Compensate Organ Donors When We Can Continue to Take Organs for Free? A Response to Some of My Critics,” The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 34 (6) (2009): 649-673.

“Christian Bioethics and the Public Forum: Why Christians should Actively Engage in Public Moral Debate,” Revista Romana de Bioetica (Romanian Journal of Bioethics) 7 (2009).

“UNESCO, ‘Universal Bioethics’, and State Regulation of Health Risks: A Philosophical Critique,” The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, 34(3)(2009): 274-295.

“Embracing the Commodification of Human Organs: Transplantation and the Freedom to Sell Body Parts,” Saint Louis University Journal of Health, Law, and Policy 2 (2009): 359-377.

“Discourse Failure and the (Ir)Rational Politics of Democratic Decision Making,” The Journal of Value Inquiry [Online First] DOI 10.1007/s10790-009-9155-y (2009).

“The Regulated Sale of Organs for Transplant is Ethical,” in BioMedical Ethics: Opposing Viewpoints, ed. V. Wagner (Chicago: Greenhaven Press, 2007): 140-144.

“Compensation for Living Organ Donation,” Transplantation Updates 3(2) (2009): 3-16.

“Moral Ambiguity, Christian Sectarianism, and Personal Repentance: Reflections on Richard McCormick’s Moral Theology,” Christian Bioethics 14(3) (2008): 283-301.

“A Clash of Rights: Should Smoking Tobacco Products in Public Places be Legally Banned? – Con,” Annals of Thoracic Surgery 86 (2008): 702-706.

“First Do No Harm: Critical Analyzes of the Roads to Health Care Reform,” The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 33(4)(2008): 403-415; co-author: A. Iltis.

“Challenges of Paid Organ Donation for Public Health-Care Policy,” in Living Donor Organ Transplantation, eds. R. Gruessner and E. Benedetti (New York: McGraw-Hill Professional, 2007):100-106.

“Human Body Parts for Transplantation,” in Prohibitions, ed. J. Meadowcroft (London: Institute for Economic Affairs, 2008): 268-296.

“Traditional Christian Norms and the Shaping of Public Moral Life: How should Christians engage in bioethical debate within the public forum? ” Christian Bioethics 13(2)(2007): 129-138.

“Medical Innovation, Collapsing Goods, and the Moral Centrality of the Free-Market,” The Journal of Value Inquiry 40(2-3) (2006): 209-226.

“The Death of Metaphysics; The Death of Culture: A Diagnosis of the Emergence of a Fully Secular Culture,” in The Death of Metaphysics; The Death of Culture, ed. Mark J. Cherry (Dordrecht: Springer, 2006), pp. Ix-xxi.

“Moral Casuistry, Medical Research and Innovation, and Rabbinical Decision Making,” inPluralistic Casuistry: Balancing Moral Arguments, Economic Reality, and Political Theory, eds. M.J. Cherry and A. Iltis (Dordrecht: Springer, 2007): 1-20; co-author: A. Iltis.

“Preserving the Possibility for Liberty in Health Care,” in Global Bioethics: The Collapse of Consensus, ed. H.T. Engelhardt, Jr. (Boston: M. & M. Scrivener Press, 2006): 95-130.

“Organs should be for sale,” The Ottawa Citizen, April 13, 2006, p. a15. Reprinted in theKingston-Whig Standard.

“How should Christians Make Judgments at the Edge of Life and Death,” Christian Bioethics 12(1) (2006): 1-10.

“The Market and Medical Innovation: Human Passions and Medical Advancement,” The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 30(6) (2005): 555-570.

“Cash and Compassion,” New Scientist, August 13, 2005.

“Human Reproductive Cloning and Embryonic Stem Cell Research: Are We Asking the Right Questions?” Christian Reflections: A Series in Faith and Ethics 16 (2005): 86-91.

“Sustaining a Christian Medical Ethics; Responding to the Challenges of Secular Medical Morality,” Revista Romana de Bioetica (Romanian Journal of Bioethics) 1 (4) (2006).

“Financial Conflicts of Interest and the Human Passion to Innovate,” in Research Ethics, ed. A. Iltis (Routledge: London, 2005): 147-164.

“Bioethics in the Ruins of Christendom: Why John Paul II’s Diagnosis Requires a More Radical Cure than May and Culvert Provide,” in John Paul II’s Contribution to Catholic Bioethics, ed. C. Tollefsen (Dordrecht: Springer, 2004): 73-92.

“Natural Law and the Possibility of a Global Ethics: An Introduction to a Culture in Crisis” inNatural Law and the Possibility of a Global Ethics, ed. Mark J. Cherry (Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004), pp. xi-xvii.

“Informed Consent in Texas: Theory and Practice,” The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 29(2) (2004): 237-252; co-author: H. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr.

“Why Physician Assisted-Suicide Perpetuates the Idolatry of Medicine,” Christian Bioethics9(2-3) (2003): 245-271.

“Natural Law and Moral Pluralism: Epistemological and Metaphysical Challenges” inNatural Law and the Possibility of a Global Ethics, ed. Mark J. Cherry (Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003), pp. 17-38.

“Pragmatism and Bioethics: Diagnosis or Cure?” The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy28(5-6) (2003): 533-544; co-author: Christopher Tollefsen.

“Scientific Excellence, Professional Virtue, and the Profit Motive: The Market and Health Care Reform,” The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 28(3) (2003): 259-280.

“Medical Fact and Ulcer Disease: A Study in Scientific Controversy Resolution,” History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 24 (2002): 249-273.

“Searching for the Truly Human: Standing at the Precipice of a Post-Christian Age,”Christian Bioethics 8(3) (2003): 307-331.

“The Search for a Global Bioethics: Fraudulent Claims and False Promises,” The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 27(6) (2002): 683-698.

“Coveting an International Bioethics: Universal Aspirations and False Promises” inBioethics and Moral Content, ed. H. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr. (Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002), pp. 251-279.

“Of Intellectual History, Post-Modern Ethical Banality, and the Search for Moral Content,”HealthCare Ethics Committee Forum14 (4) (2002): 342-354.

“Foundations of the Culture Wars: Love, Compassion, and Human Dignity,” Christian Bioethics 7(2) (2001): 299-316.

“Facing the Challenge of High Technology Medicine: Taking the Tradition Seriously” inAllocating Scarce Medical Resources: Roman Catholic Perspectives, eds. H. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr. and Mark J. Cherry (Washington D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2002), pp. 19-31.

“Is a Market in Human Organs Necessarily Exploitative?” Public Affairs Quarterly 14 (4) (2000): 337-360.

“Body Parts and the Market Place: Insights from Thomistic Philosophy,” Christian Bioethics 6(2) (2000):171-193.

“The Body for Charity, Profit and Holiness: Commerce in Human Body Parts,” Christian Bioethics 6(2) (2000): 127-138.

“Polymorphic Medical Ontologies: Fashioning Concepts of Disease,” The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 26(5) (2000): 517-538.

“Bodies and Minds in the Philosophy of Medicine: Organ Sales and the Lived Body” inPhilosophy and Medicine; Framing the Field, ed. H. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr. (Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000), pp. 57-78.

“Persons and Their Bodies: Rights, Responsibilities, and the Sale of Organs” in Persons and Their Bodies: Rights, Responsibilities, Relationships, ed. Mark J. Cherry (Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1999), pp. 1-32.

“Persons, Values and Statistical Utility: Critical Perspectives in the Philosophy of Medicine,” The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 22(6) (1997): 529-540.

“Suffering Strangers: An Historical, Metaphysical, and Epistemological Non-Ecumenical Interchange,” Christian Bioethics 2(2) (1996): 253-266.

“Moral Strangers: A Humanity That Does Not Bind” in Japanese and Western Bioethics: Studies in Moral Diversity, ed. K. Hoshino (Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1997), pp. 201-223.

“Bioethics and the Construction of Medical Reality,” The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 21(4) (1996): 357-373.

“From Pagan Greece to Post-Modern Europe: Rethinking the Foundations of Medical Ethics,” Bulletin of the European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Health Care 4(1) (1996): 5-12; co-author: H. T. Engelhardt, Jr.

“La Bioética: Hito de las Humanidades Médicas,” Cuadernos de Bioética: Programa Regional de Bioética para America Latina y el Caribe 1(1) (1995): 55-64; co-author: H. T. Engelhardt, Jr.

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