Essay: Abortion and infanticide in the ancient world

‘If you don’t know where you are going,’ Archbishop William Temple once said, ‘It is sometimes helpful to know where you have been’. As moderns, we tend to imagine that our problems are unique to our generation. Yet the debate about abortion and infanticide is an ancient one in the history of Western civilisation and in the history of the Christian church. By delving into some musty history, we may gain a fresh perspective on the debate which is still raging…

To read the rest of my introduction to this issue, click here to download the full text.

For all other material on abortion, including my other introductions, click here.

0 comments on “Essay: Abortion and infanticide in the ancient world

Leave a reply or comment