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The Golden Rule: The Ethics of Reciprocity in World Religions (Hardback)

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ISBN 10: 1847062954 / ISBN 13: 9781847062956
Edité par Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom, 2009
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Language: English . Brand New Book. This book presents a new examination of ethical dictum The Golden Rule exploring its formulation and significance in relation to the world s major religions.The Golden Rule: treat others as you would like to be treated. This ethical dictum is a part of most of the world s religions and has been considered by numerous religious figures and philosophers over the centuries. This new collection contains specially commissioned essays which take a fresh look at this guiding principle from a comparative perspective. Participants examine the formulation and significance of the Golden Rule in the world s major religions by applying four questions to the tradition they consider: What does it say? What does it mean? How does it work? How does it matter?Freshly examining the Golden Rule in broad comparative context provides a fascinating account of its uses and meaning, and allows us to assess if, how and why it matters in human cultures and societies. N° de réf. du libraire AA79781847062956

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Titre : The Golden Rule: The Ethics of Reciprocity ...

Éditeur : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom

Date d'édition : 2009

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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The Golden Rule: treat others as you would like to be treated. This ethical dictum is a part of most of the world's religions and has been considered by numerous religious figures and philosophers over the centuries. This new collection contains specially commissioned essays which take a fresh look at this guiding principle from a comparative perspective. Participants examine the formulation and significance of the Golden Rule in the world's major religions by applying four questions to the tradition they consider: What does it say? What does it mean? How does it work? How does it matter?

Freshly examining the Golden Rule in broad comparative context provides a fascinating account of its uses and meaning, and allows us to assess if, how and why it matters in human cultures and societies.

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).

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