Single Idea 4056

[catalogued under 24. Applied Ethics / C. Death Issues / 3. Abortion]

Full Idea

Any Christian who feels that body and soul go their separate ways at brain death ought in consistency to hold that they come together only at the point when whatever is destroyed at brain death first came into being.

Gist of Idea

If the soul is held to leave the body at brain-death, it should arrive at the time of brain-creation

Source

Michael Lockwood (When Does a Life Begin? [1985], p.24)

Book Reference

'Moral Dilemmas in Modern Medicine', ed/tr. Lockwood,Michael [OUP 1988], p.24


A Reaction

Hence Christians probably focus less on brain-death than do doctors and the rest of us.