Physician-Assisted Suicide: What Is the Pastoral Task?

Adele Stiles Resmer

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 1/1/1996

Issue: The Edges of Life (Vol. 16, No 1, Winter, 1996)

So, we will look at physician-assisted suicide—what it is, what drives people to consider it. Then we will examine a key theological resource that brings the gospel to the heart of the issues that surround assisted suicide. While I will focus on Luther’s understanding of a theology of the cross, other theological resources such as Christian liberty, justification, and the communion of saints are important for any discussion about an issue like assisted suicide.

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