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Adam, Eve and the Genome
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About the ContributorsPrefaceIntroduction: Liberation Theology in Dialogue with the Human Genome ProjectSusan Brooks ThistlethwaiteA Beginning PointDifferent Questions, New InsightsPART ONE: THE SCIENCE OF GENETICS Setting the Context: A Brief History of Science by a Sympathetic TheologianLaurel C. SchneiderAristotle and PlatoIslamic ScienceMedieval Science in the WestThe Reformation and the RenaissanceDescartesNewtonDarwinFreud An Introduction to Mendelian GeneticsLainie Friedman RossGregor Mendel and PeasDNAAutosomal Recessive ConditionsAutosomal Dominant ConditionsX-Linked Conditions From Peapods to the Human Genome Project: Post-Mendelian GeneticsLainie Friedman RossChromosomal VariationsClinical GeneticsEthical and Policy IssuesPART TWO: BEING HUMAN Theological Anthropology and the Human Genome ProjectTheodore W. Jennings Jr.Theology and ScienceBringing Theology to the Human Genome ProjectRedemption and ResurrectionImago DeiReflections on Romans Adam, Eve, and the GenomeKen StoneThe Genome as "Text"The Quest for a "Gay Gene" as "Etiological Text"The Story of Adam and Eve as "Etiological Text"Who Asks Etiological Questions?PART THREE: CRITICAL ISSUES Dreaming the Soul: African American Skepticism Encounters the Human Genome ProjectLee H. Butler Jr.Racism in American History as a Feature of the American DreamA Way out of the Nightmare: A Different Dream of Being HumanDreaming of FreedomThe New DreamOn Being Human A Gene for Violence? Genetic Determinism and SinSusan Brooks ThistlethwaiteA Short History of the Doctrine of SinGenetic DeterminismFlies Who Rape?Flawed ScienceHuman Freedom and GeneticsHuman Dignity/In the Image of GodSocial Sin and Human ViolenceTo Sin Rationally The Chemistry of CommunitySusan Brooks ThistlethwaiteThe "Case" of Hypertension in African AmericansThe "Case" of Breast CancerGraceSoul/Body DualismThe Grace of CommunityNotesGlossaryIndex

About the Author

Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite, President of Chicago Theological Seminary, is a theologian and social ethicist whose many influential books include Casting Stones: Prostitution and Liberation in Asia and the U.S. (with Rita Nakashima Brock; Fortress Press, 1996), Lift Every Voice: Constructing Christian Theologies from the Underside (with Mary Potter Engel, 1998), and Sex, Race, and God: Christian Feminism in Black and White (1989).

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