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Kloning as selektiewe voortplanting: ’n Voorlopige teologies-etiese beoordeling

A.L. Rheeder, P.J. de Bruyn, J.H. van Wyk, N.T. Malan
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 34, No 4 | a612 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v34i4.612 | © 2000 A.L. Rheeder, P.J. de Bruyn, J.H. van Wyk, N.T. Malan | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 15 August 2000 | Published: 15 August 2000

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A.L. Rheeder, Skool vir Kerkwetenskappe, Potchefstroomse Universiteit vir CHO, South Africa
P.J. de Bruyn, Skool vir Kerkwetenskappe, Potchefstroomse Universiteit vir CHO, South Africa
J.H. van Wyk, Skool vir Kerkwetenskappe, Potchefstroomse Universiteit vir CHO, South Africa
N.T. Malan, Skool vir Fisiologie & Voeding, Potchefstroomse Universiteit vir CHO, South Africa

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Abstract

Cloning as selective reproduction: A preliminary theological-ethical assessment

Although a significant degree of doubt about cloning initially existed, it is a well-known fact that cloning has successfully been applied in mammals. It is, therefore, not strange that some couples are indeed interested in this procreation option – especially since a human embryo has already been created in this way. This article thus attempts to evaluate cloning as a reproductive choice for Christian couples in the light of the view of marriage and reproduction expressed in the Bible. However, from a theological-ethical point of view, the answer given in this article should be seen as merely provisional as cloning is an extremely recent phenomenon. As such, academics should be careful not to be too hasty in giving a final answer to this very complex problem.

Keywords

Cloning; Genetic Material; Biblical View Of Marriage And Reproduction; Selective Reproduction

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