The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Religion and Social Justice

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Religion and Social Justice

by Michael D. Palmer
     
 

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The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Religion and Social Justice brings together a team of distinguished scholars to provide a comprehensive and comparative account of social justice in the major religious traditions.

  • The first publication to offer a comparative study of social justice for each of the major world religions, exploring

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The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Religion and Social Justice brings together a team of distinguished scholars to provide a comprehensive and comparative account of social justice in the major religious traditions.

  • The first publication to offer a comparative study of social justice for each of the major world religions, exploring viewpoints within Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism
  • Offers a unique and enlightening volume for those studying religion and social justice - a crucially important subject within the history of religion, and a significant area of academic study in the field 
  • Brings together the beliefs of individual traditions in a comprehensive, explanatory, and informative style 
  • All essays are newly-commissioned and written by eminent scholars in the field 
  • Benefits from a distinctive four-part organization, with sections on major religions; religious movements and themes; indigenous people; and issues of social justice, from colonialism to civil rights, and AIDS through to environmental concerns

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Editorial Reviews

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“The articles work together to form a comprehensive whole and also to provide an encyclopedic handbook on the topic.  Summing Up: Recommended.  Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers.”  (Choice, 1 December 2012)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405195478
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/08/2012
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Companions to Religion Series, #62
Pages:
658
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.50(d)

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From the Publisher
"A wide-ranging and engaging gathering of contributors have provided an ideal text for exploring the social justice implications of varied religious traditions. The organization - around historical and present expressions of social justice in the world religions and in the traditions of indigenous peoples, together with selected issues - is user-friendly for beginning students as well as teachers and scholars."  — Larry Rasmussen, Union Theological Seminary

"[The Companion's] global range, intellectual ecumenism, and attention to diverse historical contexts provides a rich resource for exploring how religious beliefs and practices engage issues of colonialism, gender justice, political struggle, healthcare, race, and the environment, among other topics ... Bringing together theoretical discussions with case studies, it opens up new pathways for exploring how global and local religions interrogate matters of historical injustice, identity, and the moral quality of public life. I recommend it enthusiastically."
Richard B. Miller, Indiana University

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Meet the Author

Michael D. Palmer is the Dean of the School of Divinity at Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia. In addition to numerous scholarly articles, he has published two books: Elements of a Christian Worldview (1998) and Names, Reference, and Correctness in Plato's Cratylus (1989). Palmer has extensive experience at teaching university-level courses in moral theory, social ethics, applied ethics, and philosophy of religion. He also has considerable experience conducting professional workshops and seminars for educators in subjects relating to religion and ethics.

Stanley M. Burgess is Distinguished Professor of Christian History, Regent University, Virginia Beach, and Professor Emeritus, Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri. In addition to over 150 scholarly articles, he has published numerous books, including the International Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements (2002), the Encyclopedia of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity (2004) and Christian Peoples of the Spirit: a Documentary Collection (2011). In addition, he is co-editor and contributor to Testamoni della fede nelle chiese della riforma (2010), a Roman Catholic Who's Who of Protestant Heroes.

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