In Dying with Dignity German theologian Hans Kung and literary critic Walter Jens, who both teach at the University of Tubingen, set out to make a case for voluntary euthanasia. They believe that individuals have the right to take responsibility for their own dying. Kung argues that "with the discipleship of Christ goes an ethic of the responsible shaping of life." Jens shows how ancient and modern writers have revealed both the indignities and the integrity of dying. The views of Kung and Jens are then contrasted with those of a medical doctor, a doctor of law, and Pope John Paul II. Dying with Dignity plumbs the ethical depths of this global debate.