A Companion to Religious Ethics is a rich resource for understanding the moral teachings and practices of the world's religions. The volume is divided into three parts. The first section on moral inquiry covers concepts and theories in ethics, the means whereby religions transmit morals, and the issues involved in comparing different religions. The second section takes an in-depth look at particular moral traditions, discussing the origins, history, and potential future directions of each one, as well as the relevance of ethical categories. The final series of essays discusses the ways in which the religions provide resources for addressing current moral challenges in areas such as ecology, economics, global dynamics, religious war, human rights, and other topics. Written by internationally renowned scholars, this Companion maps the moral teachings of the world's religions, and also charts new directions for work in the field of religious ethics.
Part I: Moral inquiry. Reflection. Moral theories / Robin W. Lovin ; Moral truth / Maria Antonaccio ; Agents and moral formation / Thomas W. Ogletree ; Ideas of ethical excellence / Lee Yearley ; Practical reasoning and moral casuistry / Albert R. Jonsen ; Authority and religious experience / Darrell J. Fasching -- Transmission. Text and canon / Michael Fishbane ; Practices / Francis X. Clooney ; Ritual / Francisca Cho ; Saints and exemplars / Lamin Sanneh ; Law and religion / Winnifred Fallers Sullivan -- Comparison. Norms, values and metaphysics / Franklin I. Gamwell ; Cosmology / Frank E. Reynolds and Jonathan W. Schofer ; Culture and moral pluralism / Bruce Grelle ; History of religions / Donald K. Swearer ; Comparison in religious ethics / Sumner B. Twiss -- Part II: Moral traditions. Jewish ethics. Jewish ethics? / Hilary Putnam ; Foundations of Jewish ethics / Ronald M. Green ; Ethics differentiated from the law / Shaul Magid ; From law to ethics ... and back / Nancy Levene -- Christian ethics. Christian ethics? / Gene Outka ; Origins of Christian ethics / Jef Van Gerwen ; Differentiation in Christian ethics / Vigen Guroian ; Trajectories in Christian ethics / Jean Porter -- Islamic Ethics. Muslim ethics? / Ebrahim Moosa ; Origins of Islamic ethics: foundations and constructions / A. Kevin Reinhart ; Islamic ethics: differentiations / Abdulaziz Sachedina ; Muslim ethical trajectories in the contemporary period / Frederick Mathewson Denny -- Buddhist ethics. Buddhist ethics? / John Ross Carter ; Origins of Buddhist ethics / Damien Keown ; Cultural differentiations in Buddhist ethics / Thomas P. Kasulis ; Buddhist ethics: trajectories / Charles Hallisey -- Indian/Hindu ethics. Hindu ethics? / Roy W. Perrett ; Origins of Hindu ethics / Anne E. Monius ; Differentiations in Hindu ethics / Maria Heim ; Trajectories of Hindu ethics / Joseph Prabhu -- Chinese ethics. Chinese ethics? / Eske Møllgaard ; Origins of Chinese ethics / Philip J. Ivanhoe ; Differentiations in Chinese ethics / Mark Csikszentmihalyi ; Trajectories of Chinese religious ethics / Mark Berkson -- African ethics. African ethics? / Barry Hallen ; Origins of African ethics / Segun Gbadegesin ; Differentiations in African ethics / Bénézet Bujo ; Trajectories in African ethics / Laura Grillo -- Part III: Moral issues. Systems. Economics / Max L. Stackhouse ; Technology / Gerald P. McKenny ; Ecology / William French ; Nations / Jean Bethke Elshtain ; Global dynamics / Sallie B. King ; Religious membership / Robin Gill -- Persons. Human rights / Simeon O. Ilesanmi ; Future generations / Svend Andersen ; Health / Katherine K. Young ; Body culture / Regina Ammicht-Quinn ; Religion and religious war / John Kelsay ; Moral development / Don S. Browning ; Indigenous peoples / Vine Deloria, Jr
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