Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavidMorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
by Peggy DesAutels, Margaret P. Battin, and Larry May (Point/Counterpoint), 139 pp, $57.50, ISBN 0-8476-9262-0, paper, $17.95, ISBN 0-8476-9263-9, Lanham, Md, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1999.
In this book, three academic philosophers explore "the ethics surrounding conflicting religious and medical practices by examining the specific case of health-related choices made by and for Christian Scientists."
The volume is unique in that it has a point-counterpoint format and three authors rather than two. One of the writers, DesAutels, was raised in the tradition of Christian Scientism and brings the debate to a much higher level than other articles and books in which nonphilosophers attempt to answer philosophical arguments.
ReligionPraying for a Cure: When Medical and Religious Practice Conflict. JAMA. 2000;283(22):2991-2992. doi:10.1001/jama.283.22.2991