A new examination of the ethical dictum, 'The Golden Rule' exploring its formulation and significance in relation to the world's major religions.
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About the Author
Jacob Neusner is the author or editor of over 700 books including The Incarnation of God: The Character of Divinity in Formative Judaism.
Bruce Chilton, New Testament and Judaic scholar, is Bernard Iddings Bell Professor of Religion at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. He is a co-author of The Body of Faith (Trinity), God in the World (Trinity), and Comparing Spiritualities (Trinity).
Table of Contents
Preface 1. Introduction: Parsing Reciprocity: Questions for the Golden Rule, William Scott Green, University of Miami, USA 2. The Golden Rule in Ancient Israelite Scripture, Baruch A. Levine, New York University, USA 3. Alternatives to the Golden Rule: Social Reciprocity and Altruism in Early Archaic Greece, Carolyn Dewald, Bard College, USA 4. The Golden Rule in Graeco-Roman Religion and Philosophy, Robert Berchman, Dowling College, USA 5. The Golden Rule in Classical Judaism, Jacob Neusner, Bard College, USA 6. The Golden Rule in Zoroastrianism, Mahnaz Moazami, Columbia University, USA 7. The Golden Rule and its Application, Bruce D. Chilton, Bard College, USA 8. The Golden Rule as the Law of Nature, from Origen to Martin Luther Olivier du Roy, Paris, France 9. The Golden Rule in Islam, Th. Emil Homerin, University of Rochester, USA 10. The Formulation and Significance of the Golden Rule in Buddhism [I], Kristen Scheible, Bard College, USA 11. The Golden Rule in Buddhism [II], Charles Hallisey, University of Wisconsin, USA 12. A Hindu Golden Rule, in Context, Richard Davis, Bard College, USA 13. The Golden Rule in Confucianism, Mark A. Csikszentmihalyi, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA 14. "Wired for Reciprocity:" Some Concluding Reflections, William Scott Green, University of Miami, USA