The Blackwell Companion to Religious Ethics / Edition 1

The Blackwell Companion to Religious Ethics / Edition 1

by William Schweiker
     
 

A Companion to Religious Ethics is a rich resource for understanding the moral teachings and practices of the world’s religions.

The volume is divided into three parts. The first section on moral inquiry covers concepts and theories in ethics, the means whereby religions transmit morals, and the issues involved in comparing different religions. The

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A Companion to Religious Ethics is a rich resource for understanding the moral teachings and practices of the world’s religions.

The volume is divided into three parts. The first section on moral inquiry covers concepts and theories in ethics, the means whereby religions transmit morals, and the issues involved in comparing different religions. The second section takes an in-depth look at particular moral traditions, discussing the origins, history, and potential future directions of each one, as well as the relevance of ethical categories to various forms of religious thought. The final series of essays discusses the ways in which the religions provide resources for addressing current moral challenges in areas such as ecology, economics, global dynamics, religious war, human rights, and other topics.

Written by internationally renowned scholars, this Companion maps the moral teachings of the world’s religions, and also charts new directions for work in the field of religious ethics.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631216346
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/21/2005
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Companions to Religion Series
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.05(d)

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Table of Contents

On religious ethics1
1Moral theories19
2Moral truth27
3Agents and moral formation36
4Ideas of ethical excellence45
5Practical reasoning and moral casuistry53
6Authority and religious experience61
7Text and canon69
8Practices78
9Ritual86
10Saints and exemplars94
11Law and religion104
12Norms, values, and metaphysics112
13Cosmology120
14Culture and moral pluralism129
15History of religions138
16Comparison in religious ethics147
17Jewish ethics?159
18Foundations of Jewish ethics166
19Ethics differentiated from the law176
20From law to ethics ... and back188
21Christian ethics?197
22Origins of Christian ethics204
23Differentiation in Christian ethics214
24Trajectories in Christian ethics227
25Muslim ethics?237
26Origins of Islamic ethics : foundations and constructions244
27Islamic ethics : differentiations254
28Muslim ethical trajectories in the contemporary period268
29Buddhist ethics?278
30Origins of Buddhist ethics286
31Cultural differentiation in Buddhist ethics297
32Buddhist ethics : trajectories312 |
33Hindu ethics?323
34Origins of Hindu ethics330
35Differentiations in Hindu ethics341
36Trajectories of Hindu ethics355
37Chinese ethics?368
38Origins of Chinese ethics374
39Differentiations in Chinese ethics381
40Trajectories of Chinese religious ethics395
41African ethics?406
42Origins of African ethics413
43Differentiations in African ethics423
44Trajectories in African ethics438
45Economics451
46Technology459
47Ecology469
48Nations477
49Global dynamics485
50Religious membership493
51Human rights501
52Future generations511
53Health519
54Body culture527
55Religion and religious war536
56Moral development544
57Indigenous peoples552
Glossary of basic terms562

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