Jason Goroncy deposited ‘Dying Without a Script: Some Theological Reflections on Voluntary Assisted Dying’ in the group Theology on Humanities Commons 7 months, 1 week ago
In theological discourse about voluntary assisted dying, two of the most contested areas are those that relate broadly to matters of individualism, autonomy and rights, and those that are concerned with interpretations around the sanctity of human life given by God. These two areas represent unavoidably difficult theological spaces, with profound implications for Christian theology, especially for theological anthropology and for theologies of death. Drawing upon a range of sources mostly from Christian traditions, this essay locates these two concerns in a broader milieu and engages in some critical discussion around their theological complexities. It argues that fidelity to competing theological commitments is a form of resistance to the temptation to make the terrain of relevant moral judgements absolute.