Virtues: For Another Possible World

Virtues: For Another Possible World

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ISBN-13: 9781608990757
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 01/01/2011
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Leonardo Boff was born in Brazil in 1938 and received a doctorate from the University of Munich in Germany in 1970. For the following twenty years, he worked as Professor of Theology at the Franciscan School for Philosophy and Theology in Petropolis, Brazil. During the 1970s, he and Gustavo Gutierrez helped to define liberation theology. Since 1993 he has been a professor at the State University of Rio de Janeiro, where he is now Emeritus Professor of Ethics, Philosophy of Religion, and Ecology. He is also a member of the international Earth Charter Commission. Boff is the author of more than seventy books, including Saint Joseph: The Father of Jesus in a Fatherless Society. In 2001 he was awarded the Right Livelihood Award (which is considered to be the "alternative" Nobel Prize) by the Swedish Parliament.

Alex Guilherme teaches in the Department of Philosophy at Durham University.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Book 1 Hospitality-The Right and Duty of All

1 The Global Phase of the Earth and of Humanity 3

2 Returning from the Great Scattering 14

3 The Myth of Hospitality 35

4 Explaining the Myth of Hospitality 43

5 Hospitality in Modern Societies 56

6 Lack of Hospitality in History 62

7 Rescuing the Other: A Basis for Hospitality 80

8 Hospitality within the Context of Globalization 88

Conclusion 108

Bibliography 110

Book 2 Co-living, Respect, and Tolerance

Preface 119

9 Co-Living 121

10 Respect 143

11 Tolerance 159

Conclusion 187

Bibliography 189

Book 3 Feasting Together and Living in Peace

Preface 195

12 Eating and Drinking Together: Communality 197

13 A Culture of Peace in a World of Conflict 233

Conclusion 265

Bibliography 267

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