Introduction; E.E. Shelp. Section I: Secular Inadequacies and Theological Contributions. Bioethics and the Spirit of Secularism; C.S. Campbell. Minding our Language: Metaphors and Biomedical Ethics; G.R. Winslow. Reform and Rationing: Reflections on Health Care in Light of Catholic Social Teaching; B.A. Lustig. The Post-Modern Challenge to Religious Sources of Moral Thinking; D.C. Thomasma. Theology and the Rawlsian Original Position: Inventing and Discovering Moral Principles; R.M. Veatch. The Weeping Womb: Why Beneficence Needs the Still Small Voice of Compassion; K. Lebacqz. Section II: Practices, Concepts, Methods and Theories. Tunnel Vision on Moral Discourse: An Insider's View of Bioethics in a Medical Center; T.E. Madison. The Medical Futility Discussion: Some Theological Suggestions; S.E. Lammers. Overworked, but Uncritically Tested: Human Dignity and the Aid-in-Dying Debate; M.M. Mendiola. Physician-Assisted Death: a Pyrrhic Victory for Secular Bioethics; G.P. McKenny. The Narrative Ethics of Stanley Hauerwas: A Question of Method; P.D. Simmons. Genetics and Freedom: A Critique of Sociobiological Claims; T.A. Shannon. A Comparative Appraisal of Theocentric and Humanistic Ethics Systems in the Clinical Encounter; R.L. Potter. Notes on Contributors. Index.