in February 1997 Scottish geneticists successfully cloned a sheep named Dolly. This was a milestone in modern biotechnology. This article attempts to react to the ethical aspects of cloning from a Christian perspective. The argument of this essay is that Christians ought to encourage a moratorium on human cloning because there do not appear to be any motives or reasons for cloning that are in harmony with God's design for human existence. It considers some risks of cloning and also unwarranted fears of cloning before reflecting on God's design for humanity.
Source: Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 1997. 18 pages.