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Comparing Religious Traditions: The Life of Virtue, Volume 3 / Edition 1

Comparing Religious Traditions: The Life of Virtue, Volume 3 / Edition 1

by Jacob Neusner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0534530575

ISBN-13: 2900534530579

Pub. Date: 09/25/2000

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Explores how each religious tradition defines the human being and what constitutes a life of virtue, what marks a person as basically good or fundamentally evil, and how does the religion identify the saint, the embodiment of virtue.

Overview

Explores how each religious tradition defines the human being and what constitutes a life of virtue, what marks a person as basically good or fundamentally evil, and how does the religion identify the saint, the embodiment of virtue.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900534530579
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
09/25/2000
Series:
Religion Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160

Table of Contents

Prefacev
Contributorsxiii
1Judaism1
Conventional Answers Versus This Religious Tradition: Who Are We Really?1
What Are the Social Virtues?8
What Is Personal Virtue?15
How Does This Religion Define Character, Good and Bad?19
Beyond the Normal Virtues: Who Is the Extraordinary Person?22
Commentaries27
2Christianity34
Conventional Answers Versus This Religious Tradition: Who Are We Really?34
What Are the Social Virtues?37
What Is Personal Virtue?43
How Does This Religion Define Character, Good and Bad?46
Beyond the Normal Virtues: Who Is the Extraordinary Person?51
Commentaries55
3Islam61
Conventional Answers Versus This Religious Tradition: Who Are We Really?61
What Are the Social Virtues?64
What Is Personal Virtue?67
How Does This Religion Define Character, Good and Bad?72
Beyond the Normal Virtues: Who Is the Extraordinary Person?75
Commentaries79
4Hinduism85
Conventional Answers Versus This Religious Tradition: Who Are We Really?85
What Are the Social Virtues?91
What Is Personal Virtue?93
How Does This Religion Define Character, Good and Bad?96
Beyond the Normal Virtues: Who Is the Extraordinary Person?97
Commentaries105
5Buddhism112
Conventional Answers Versus This Religious Tradition: Who Are We Really?112
What Are the Social Virtues?118
What Is Personal Virtue?120
How Does This Religion Define Character, Good and Bad?123
Beyond the Normal Virtues: Who Is the Extraordinary Person?126
Commentaries128
AppendixWhere Do We Find the Authoritative Statements of the Religious Traditions?135
Judaism136
Christianity137
Islam139
Hindusim140
Buddhism141

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