Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name



Religious Studies

First Advisor

Muldoon, Maureen,





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How does theological thought help to elucidate our understanding of the issues of human gene manipulation that arise from the Human Genome Project? To answer this question the thesis presents a brief history of the science that lies behind the Human Genome Project and surveys various religious groups and theologians from the Judeo-Christian traditions. From the views of these theologians and traditions various themes arise. The themes are translated into principles which are developed and presented as a means of interpreting specific issues that arise from human genome research. The principles used to interpret the issues that arise are the sanctity of life, imago Dei, co-creation/co-responsibility and justice. Through an interpretation of selected issues with these principles it is concluded that theological thought helps to elucidate an understanding of human gene manipulation.Dept. of Religious Studies. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis1996 .R63. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 34-06, page: 2182. Adviser: Maureen Muldoon. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1996.