Abortion and the Christian:
What Every Believer Should Know

Abortion is a topic of immense importance. Not only is it a burning controversy in its own right, but it is also symptomatic of a larger crisis in contemporary values. At stake is the very meaning of human life.

In spite of 1.5 million abortions annually in America, there is much the public does not know about what has become the nation's most common surgical procedure on adults. The Christian public, in particular, needs a more thorough understanding of the questions surrounding abortion — questions like, What does the Bible say about prenatal life? When, if ever, is abortion justified? What are the medical risks of abortion? Are the unborn individual persons, biologically, spiritually, legally?

Building on a broad base of biblical data, John Jefferson Davis answers these and many other questions related to the ethics of abortion. In so doing, he equips readers to challenge current assumptions in the areas of law, medicine, and social concern, and to affirm the value of human life both in and out of the womb.

Dr. John Jefferson Davis is Professor of Systematic Theology and Christian Ethics at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Hamilton, Massachusetts. He was a Danforth Graduate Fellow and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Duke University, where he earned the Ph.D. degree in systematic theology. Dr. Davis is editor of the book The Necessity of Systematic Theology, and author of Your Wealth in God's World: Does the Bible Support the Free Market?, as well as numerous articles and reviews in scholarly publications.

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