Breaking the Thread of Life Paperback

On Rational Suicide

by Robert Laurence Barry;


Stock available

 


Free UK delivery when you spend £10 or more

Price and Purchase

Offer price: £38.42 Free UK Delivery
Go to Basket We accept VISA, Mastercard, Paypal and Buy Now Pay Later

If you're buying for a church, school or business, why not Buy Now Pay Later?

Find Out More

Breaking the Thread of Life

Full Product Description

Suicide, and how civilized people should respond to it, is an increasingly controversial topic in modern society. In Holland, suicide is the third leading cause of death of people between the ages of fifteen and forty. In the United States, it is the second leading cause of death among older teenagers. Laws prohibiting assisted suicide are being directly and boldly confronted by activists in the United States, most notably Jack Kevorkian. Meanwhile, the American Civil Liberties Union has publicly declared suicide a fundamental human right that should be protected under the Constitution. The Hemlock Society has introduced referenda in California, Washington, and Oregon to legalize suicide and assisted suicide. The most vocal opposition to these initiatives has come from the Roman Catholic church. Breaking the Thread of Life marshalls philosophical, moral, medical, historical, and theological arguments in support of the Roman Catholic position against suicide. In a comprehensive study of the history of suicide, Barry shows that Christian civilization was one of only a few early societies that was able to bring suicide under control.
He counters claims that Catholicism and the Bible endorse rational suicide. Barry also analyzes arguments in support of the rationality of suicide and illuminates their biases, inadequacies, and dangers. Barry presents the rationale for the Roman Catholic church's strong, extensive, and articulate opposition to efforts to gain legal and social endorsement of suicide and assisted suicide. His book represents the most complete study of the classical Roman Catholic view of rational suicide to date, and it will be of significant interest to philosophers, theologians, physicians, and lawyers.

Breaking the Thread of Life by Robert Laurence Barry was published by Transaction Publishers in November 1996. The ISBN for Breaking the Thread of Life is 9781560009238.

Reviews of Breaking the Thread of Life

Customer reviews and testimonials Write a review

Product Q&A

Got a question? No problem! Just click here to ask us about Breaking the Thread of Life.

Specifications

Details for Breaking the Thread of Life

Page last updated 19th November 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherTransaction Publishers (November 1996)
EditionNew edition
Weight503g
Number of Pages376
Thickness19 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9781560009238
ISBN-101560009233
Product Code1200153
Eden is an accredited Living Wage employer