Religious Diversity and Human Rights / Edition 1

Religious Diversity and Human Rights / Edition 1

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by Wayne Proudfoot
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231104170

ISBN-13: 9780231104173

Pub. Date: 12/30/1996

Publisher: Columbia University Press

An invaluable resource for readers seeking to understand how traditional religious ideas and values relate to modern ideas of human rights, how Western models of human rights are perceived in non-Western traditions, and what these traditions may have to offer in the realm of human rights. Together, the authors work to reassess both the rich and diverse resources of

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An invaluable resource for readers seeking to understand how traditional religious ideas and values relate to modern ideas of human rights, how Western models of human rights are perceived in non-Western traditions, and what these traditions may have to offer in the realm of human rights. Together, the authors work to reassess both the rich and diverse resources of the major religious traditions and some of the most challenging problems of the contemporary world. 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 come in conflict with the moral universalism implied by the concept of human rights.

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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Guest More than 1 year ago
Bloom's work is a valuable contribution in a much-needed effort to restore the value of religious pluralism and quell the religious bigotry of the Religious Right. Other authors you should read are Joseph J. Adamson and Rob Boston. They provide ample evidence that Christianity has been virtually hijacked by self-righteous, self-important hypocrites ... the very ones that Jesus warned us about. It is crucial right now that we all learn the truth, so that the proud and militant will be brought low so the humble, faithful and meek can finally inherit the earth. That's what real prophecy is all about.