Religious Diversity and Human Rights / Edition 1

Religious Diversity and Human Rights / Edition 1

by Irene Bloom
     
 

The collection's central theme is the way in which the diversity of religious beliefs and practices—from Judaism, Christianity, and Islam to Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism—relates and can conflict with the moral universalism implied by the concept of human rights.

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Overview

The collection's central theme is the way in which the diversity of religious beliefs and practices—from Judaism, Christianity, and Islam to Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism—relates and can conflict with the moral universalism implied by the concept of human rights.

Columbia University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231104173
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
12/30/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.97(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.97(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1The Individual and the Community in the Normative Traditions of Judaism15
2Hindu Perspectives on the Individual and the Collectivity54
3Human Rights and Human Responsibilities: Buddhist Views on Individualism and Altruism87
4Confucian Perspectives on the Individual and the Collectivity114
5The Individual and the Collectivity in Christianity152
6The Individual in Islamic Society175
7Religion and Lockean Natural Rights195
8Christianity, Islam, and Religious Liberty213
9Hindu Nationalism and Human Rights243
10Catholicism and Human Rights in Latin America262
11Russian Orthodoxy and Human Rights278
12Muslim Women Between Human Rights and Islamic Norms313
Contributors333
Index339

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