Ethical Issues in Six Religious Traditions / Edition 1

Ethical Issues in Six Religious Traditions / Edition 1

by Peggy Morgan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0748607099

ISBN-13: 9780748607099

Pub. Date: 09/28/1996

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

How do Hindus view euthanasia? Is there a 'Sikh view' of advertising? Do Jews and Muslims share the same attitudes to marriage? What is different in Christians' and Buddhists' views on care of the environment? What stands do religious people take on animal experimentation?

The need for a parallel study of the values held by different religious communities has never

Overview

How do Hindus view euthanasia? Is there a 'Sikh view' of advertising? Do Jews and Muslims share the same attitudes to marriage? What is different in Christians' and Buddhists' views on care of the environment? What stands do religious people take on animal experimentation?

The need for a parallel study of the values held by different religious communities has never been stronger, and this book draws together authors respected in six significant traditions to explore the ethical foundations for Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, Jewish, Christian and Muslim faiths. Each section introduces a different religion and sets the wider context within which specific, topical and often controversial questions can be asked. The following themes are then addressed as appropriate to the given traditions: Religious identity and authority, Personal and private, Marriage and family, Influences on and use of time, money and other personal resources, The quality and value of life, Questions of right and wrong, Equality and difference, Conflict and violence, Global issues.

The result is an informative and well-balanced examination which helps to address the issue of areas for debate between communities and any common values in society. The first edition has been a bestseller and has become the standard text for all those working in this area. This expanded edition - with two new authors - serves a growing area of interest even more fully.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780748607099
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1996
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
6.11(w) x 9.14(h) x 0.96(d)
Lexile:
1270L (what's this?)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgements     ix
A Note on Transliteration and Pronunciation     x
Introduction     xi
Hinduism   Werner Menski
Religious Identity and Authority     1
On Being a Hindu
Authority
Authority Figures in the Faith
Duties of Leaders
Duties of Subjects and Citizens
Personal and Private?     10
Personal Qualities
Friendship
Sex before Marriage
Homosexuality
HIV/AIDS
Marriage and the Family     16
The Meaning of Marriage
Family Relationships
Marriage Breakdown
Influences on and the Use of Time, Money and Other Personal Resources     23
Education
Work
Leisure and its Use
Wealth
Drugs
The Media
Advertising
The Quality and Value of Life     32
The Elderly
Those in Need
Reproduction
Abortion
Euthanasia
Vegetarianism
Questions of Right and Wrong     39
The Purpose of Law
Sin and Sins
Punishments
The Wrongdoer and the Wronged
Equality and Difference     43
Differences between People
Attitudes to Other Religions
Attitudes to Ethnic and National Diversity
Women and Men
Are All People Equal?
Conflict and Violence     48
Why does Conflict Exist?
Why do Different Nations Exist?
National and Ethnic Conflict
'Just War'?
Contemporary Challenges
Social and Domestic Violence
Global Issues     53
Responses to World Poverty
Responses toPopulation Control
Planet Earth and Ecology
Glossary     56
Bibliography
Addresses
Buddhism   Peggy Morgan
Religious Identity and Authority     61
On Being a Buddhist
Authority
Authority Figures in the Faith
Duties of Leaders
Duties of Subjects and Citizens
Personal and Private?     68
Personal Qualities
Friendship
Sex before Marriage
Homosexuality
HIV/AIDS
Marriage and the Family     73
The Meaning of Marriage
Family Relationships
Marriage Breakdown
Influences on and the use of Time, Money and Other Personal Resources     76
Education
Work
Leisure and its Use
Wealth
Drugs
The Media
Advertising
The Quality and Value of Life     84
The Elderly
Those in Need
Reproduction
Abortion
Euthanasia
Vegetarianism
Questions of Right and Wrong     91
The Purpose of Law
Human Nature
Punishments
The Wrongdoer and the Wronged
Equality and Difference     96
Differences between People
Attitudes to Other Religions
Attitudes to Ethnic and National Diversity
Women and Men
Are All People Equal?
Conflict and Violence     101
Why does Conflict Exist?
Why do Different Nations Exist?
National and Ethnic Conflict
'Just War'?
Contemporary Challenges
Social and Domestic Violence
Global Issues     108
Responses to World Poverty
Responses to Population Control
Planet Earth and Ecology
Glossary     111
Bibliography
Addresses
Sikhism   Eleanor Nesbitt
Religious Identity and Authority     118
On Being a Sikh
Authority
Authority Figures in the Faith
Duties of Leaders
Duties of Subjects and Citizens
Personal and Private?     126
Personal Qualities
Friendship
Sex before Marriage
Homosexuality
HIV/AIDS
Marriage and the Family     130
The Meaning of Marriage
Family Relationships
Marriage Breakdown
Influences on and the Use of Time, Money and Other Personal Resources     135
Education
Work
Leisure and its Use
Wealth
Drugs
The Media
Advertising
The Quality and Value of Life     140
The Elderly
Those in Need
Reproduction
Abortion
Euthanasia
Vegetarianism
Questions of Right and Wrong     144
The Purpose of Law
Sin and Sins
Punishments
The Wrongdoer and the Wronged
Equality and Difference     147
Differences between People
Attitudes to Other Religions
Attitudes to Ethnic and National Diversity
Women and Men
Are All People Equal?
Conflict and Violence     152
Why does Conflict Exist?
Why do Different Nations Exist?
National and Ethnic Conflict
'Just War'?
Contemporary Challenges
Social and Domestic Violence
Global Issues     156
Responses to World Poverty
Responses to Population Control
Planet Earth and Ecology
Glossary      159
Bibliography
Addresses
Judaism   Clive A. Lawton
Religious Identity and Authority     168
On Being Jewish
Authority
Authority Figures in the Faith
Duties of Leaders
Duties of Subjects and Citizens
Personal and Private?     173
Personal Qualities
Friendship
Sex before Marriage
Homosexuality
HIV/AIDS
Marriage and the Family     176
The Meaning of Marriage
Family Relationships
Marriage Breakdown
Influences on and the Use of Time, Money and Other Personal Resources     179
Education
Work
Leisure and its Use
Wealth
Drugs
The Media
Advertising
The Quality and Value of Life     184
The Elderly
Those in Need
Reproduction
Abortion
Euthanasia
Vegetarianism
Questions of Right and Wrong     190
The Purpose of Law
Sin and Sins
Punishments
The Wrongdoer and the Wronged
Equality and Difference     194
Differences between People
Attitudes to Other Religions
Attitudes to Ethnic and National Diversity
Women and Men
Are All People Equal?
Conflict and Violence     200
Why does Conflict Exist?
Why do Different Nations Exist?
National and Ethnic Conflict
'Just War'?
Contemporary Challenges
Social and Domestic Violence
Global Issues     206
Responses to World Poverty
Responses to Population Control
Planet Earth and Ecology
Glossary     211
Bibliography
Addresses
Christianity    Alan Brown
Religious Identity and Authority     216
On Being a Christian
Authority
Authority Figures in the Faith
Duties of Leaders
Duties of Subjects and Citizens
Personal and Private?     225
Personal Qualities
Friendship
Sex before Marriage
Homosexuality
HIV/AIDS
Marriage and the Family     230
The Meaning of Marriage
Family Relationships
Marriage Breakdown
Influences on and the Use of Time, Money and Other Personal Resources     234
Education
Work and Employment
Leisure and its Use
Wealth
Drugs
The Media
Advertising
The Quality and Value of Life     244
The Elderly
Those in Need
Reproduction
Abortion
Euthanasia
Vegetarianism
Questions of Right and Wrong     252
The Purpose of Law
Sin and Sins
Punishments
The Wrongdoer and the Wronged
Equality and Difference     257
Differences between People
Attitudes to Other Religions
Attitudes to Ethnic and National Diversity
Women and Men
Are All People Equal?
Conflict and Violence     264
Why does Conflict Exist?
Why do Different Nations Exist?
National and Ethnic Conflict
'Just War'?
Contemporary Challenges
Social and Domestic Violence
Global Issues     270
Responses to World Poverty
Responses to Population Control
Planet Earth and Ecology
Glossary     276
Bibliography
Addresses
Islam   Azim Nanji
Religious Identity and Authority     283
On Being a Muslim
Authority
Authority Figures in the Faith
Duties of Leaders
Duties of Subjects and Citizens
Personal and Private?     296
Personal Qualities
Friendship
Sex before Marriage
Homosexuality
HIV/AIDS
Marriage and the Family     299
The Meaning of Marriage
Family Relationships
Marriage Breakdown
Influences on and the Use of Time, Money and Other Personal Resources     302
Education
Work
Leisure and its Use
Wealth
Drugs
The Media
Advertising
The Quality and Value of Life     312
The Elderly
Those in Need
Reproduction
Abortion
Euthanasia
Vegetarianism
Questions of Right and Wrong     316
The Purpose of Law
Sin and Sins
Punishments
The Wrongdoer and the Wronged
Equality and Difference     321
Differences between People
Attitudes to Other Religions
Attitudes to Ethnic and National Diversity
Women and Men
Are All People Equal?
Conflict and Violence     325
Why does Conflict Exist?
Why do Different Nations Exist?
National and Ethnic Conflict
'Just War'?
Contemporary Challenges
Social and Domestic Violence
Global Issues     329
Responses to World Poverty
Responses to Population Control
Planet Earth and Ecology
Glossary     334
Bibliography
Addresses
General Bibliography     343
General Addresses and Web Sites      345
Notes on the Contributors     346
Index     348

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