Do Morals Matter: A Guide to Contemporary Religious Ethics / Edition 1

Do Morals Matter: A Guide to Contemporary Religious Ethics / Edition 1

by Ian S. Markham
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405153776

ISBN-13: 9781405153775

Pub. Date: 12/25/2006

Publisher: Wiley

Do Morals Matter? is an accessible and informed guide to contemporary ethical issues that reflects upon the intersection of religion and morality.

  • An informal yet informed guide through the key ethical issues we are facing today, from moral decision making in business and medicine, to the uncertainty of war and terrorism, and the condition of our

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Do Morals Matter? is an accessible and informed guide to contemporary ethical issues that reflects upon the intersection of religion and morality.

  • An informal yet informed guide through the key ethical issues we are facing today, from moral decision making in business and medicine, to the uncertainty of war and terrorism, and the condition of our environment.
  • Reflects on religion’s intersection with morality, exploring the challenge of pluralism in major world religions, and the question of Humanism and God’s role in ethics.
  • Considers the forecast of future situations that will be affected by today’s ethical decisions.
  • Questions what accounts for the variances in ethical beliefs in different cultures, and how we properly reassess our conceptions of ethical standards as new issues arise.
  • Written by the internationally regarded Ian Markham, Dean of Hartford Seminary and author of numerous books on world religions and ethics.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405153775
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/25/2006
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.17(h) x 0.84(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

1 Thinking about ethics.

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Part One: Philosophical Ethics.

2 Why not do wrong?.

3 Is the ethical a human construct or a factual realm?.

4 Do you just do what is right or do you try to predict the outcomes?.

5 Natural law and virtue ethics.

6 Ethics and the Bible.

7 Learning from the wisdom of the world.

8 Humanism: do we need God to realize that people just matter?.

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Part Two: Ethical Dilemmas.

9 Dilemmas in bed.

10 Dilemmas in business.

11 Dilemmas in medicine.

12 Dilemmas involving violence and power.

13 Dilemmas in government and leadership.

14 Dilemmas and the future: the environment, animals, and plants.

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Part Three: Making a Decision.

15 Becoming a morally serious person.

16 Taking an ethical position.

Index

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