The Image of God, Personhood and the Embryo
SCM Press 2017, xii + 270 pp., pbk.
Calum Mackellar is well established in the field of medical and bioethics and is a Director at the Scottish Council on Human Bioethics, as well as a member of the Church of Scotland. This well-researched monograph aims to examine the moral status of the embryo in relation to Christian ways of understanding what it means to be in the image of God and what it means to be a person. MacKellar approaches these difficult and sensitive subject areas with a dynamic and readable style that seeks to open up complex scientific issues for the lay person and to develop sustained theological argument that is accessible and useful.