How to Do Good & Avoid Evil: A Global Ethic from the Sources of Judaism

How to Do Good & Avoid Evil: A Global Ethic from the Sources of Judaism

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ISBN-13: 9781594734236
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 08/20/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 769 KB

About the Author

Rabbi Walter Homolka, PhD, DHL, is rector of the Abraham Geiger College for the training of rabbis, executive director of the Zacharias Frankel College, and a professor of Jewish studies at Universityof Potsdam in Germany. He is author of many books, including The Gate to Perfection: The Idea of Peace in Jewish Thought, coauthor of How to Do Good&Avoid Evil: A Global Ethic from the Sources of Judaism (SkyLight Paths), and a contributor to May God Remember: Memory and Memorializing in Judaism—Yizkor, and We Have Sinned: Sin and Confession in Judaism—Ashamnu and Al Chet (both Jewish Lights).


Hans Küng, a leading Roman Catholic theologian and priest, is president of the Global Ethic Foundation and emeritus professor of ecumenical theology at Tübingen University in Germany. He is author of many books, including Global Responsibility: In Search of a New World Ethic and Yes to a Global Ethic.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
INTRODUCTION
Walter Homolka

JUDAISM AND A GLOBAL ETHIC
Hans Küng
JUDAISM'S UNIVERSAL GIFT: AN ETHIC FOR HUMANKIND
Walter Homolka
CORE ETHIC 1 THE VALUE OF THE HUMAN: EVERY HUMAN BEING MUST BE TREATED HUMANELY.
Sacred Image of Man
Abraham J. Heschel
Primary Sources
CORE ETHIC 2 THE GOLDEN RULE: DO NOT DO TO ANOTHER WHAT YOU WOULD NOT WANT TO BE DONE TO YOU.
Love of Neighbor
Samson Hochfeld
Primary Sources
CORE ETHIC 3 PEACE: COMMITMENT TO A CULTURE OF NONVIOLENCE AND REVERENCE FOR ALL LIFE.
The Tent of Peace
Hermann Cohen
Primary Sources
CORE ETHIC 4 JUSTICE: COMMITMENT TO A CULTURE OF JUSTICE AND A JUST ECONOMIC ORDER.
Public Prosperity
Salomo Samuel
Primary Sources
CORE ETHIC 5 TRUTH AND TOLERANCE: COMMITMENT TO A CULTURE OF TOLERANCE AND A LIFE IN TRUTHFULNESS.
Truthfulness
Leo Baeck
Primary Sources
CORE ETHIC 6 EQUAL RIGHTS: COMMITMENT TO A CULTURE OF EQUAL RIGHTS AND A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN.
Standing Again at Sinai
Judith Plaskow
Primary Sources

AFTERWORD: A VISION OF HOPE
Religious Peace and a Global Ethic
Hans Küng
Declaration toward a Global Ethic
Council of the Parliament of the World’s Religions, Chicago, September 1993
Glossary
Sources
Notes
Credits

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