How Should We then Die?
A Christian Response to Physician-Assisted Death
by Ewan C. Goligher
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Pub Date 3 Apr 2024 | Archive Date 1 May 2024
“My times are in thy hand.”
- Explains why physician-assisted death is attractive
- Makes a case for the value of life and wrongness of killing
- Argues from general revelation and Scripture
- Helps Christians undercut the logic of euthanasia
As more people accept the practice of physician-assisted death, Christians must decide whether to embrace or oppose it. Is it ethical for physicians to assist patients in hastening their own death? Should Christians who are facing death accept the offer of an assisted death?
In How Should We then Die?, physician Ewan Goligher draws from general revelation and Scripture to persuade and equip Christians to oppose physician-assisted death. Euthanasia presumes what it is like to be dead. But for Christians, death is not the end. Christ Jesus has destroyed death and brought life and immortality through the gospel.
“Rarely has a book been needed as urgently as this one. Rarely has an author been better qualified to write it. I urge all Christians to prepare themselves to be able to provide a truly biblical response to one of the defining ethical issues of our day.”
—Tim Challies, author of Seasons of Sorrow: The Pain of Loss and the Comfort of God
“The practice of offering assisted dying makes an implicit claim about how we regard the value of human life. How Should We then Die? will help laity to understand the legal, medical, ethical, and theological matters at stake in the debate.”
—Kathryn Greene-McCreight, author of Darkness Is My Only Companion: A Christian Response to Mental Illness