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The Blackwell Companion to Religious Ethics

ISBN: 978-1-4051-7758-0
634 pages
January 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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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.

* Now available in paperback, this is a rich resource for understanding the moral teachings and practices of the world's religions

* Includes detailed discussions of issues in moral theory

* Offers extensive treatment of the world's major religious traditions, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Chinese religions and African religions

* Compares 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.
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List of Contributors.

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

On Religious Ethics.

PART I: MORAL INQUIRY.

PART II: MORAL TRADITIONS.

PART III: MORAL ISSUES.

Glossary.

Index
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Bill Schwieker is the author of Mimetic Reflections: A Study in Hermeneutics, Theology and Ethics (1990); Responsibility and Christian Ethics (1995); Power, Value and Conviction: Theological Ethics in the Postmodern Age (1998); and Theological Ethics and Global Dynamics: In the Time of Many Worlds (2004). He has published numerous articles and award-winning essays, as well as edited and contributed to five volumes on moral theory and hermeneutics. He is also the editor of The Blackwell Companion to Religious Ethics (2004).
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  • Now available in paperback, this is a rich resource for understanding the moral teachings and practices of the world’s religions
  • Includes detailed discussions of issues in moral theory
  • Offers extensive treatment of the world’s major religious traditions, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Chinese religions and African religions
  • Compares the ways in which these 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.
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"This volume is an extremely thorough and scholarly resource in religious ethics, containing comprehensive essays by fifty-seven scholars, some of them quite well known." (Religious Studies Review, June 2010)

 “Edited by the superbly qualified Schweiker, this book contains 57 short articles by leading scholars of religious ethics … The volume's goal of exhibiting the horizons of contemporary work in religious ethics is well achieved … It serves also as a useful reference on the most studied traditions and on theoretical and practical issues. Highly recommended.” Choice

"One expects The Blackwell Companion to Religious Ethics to be an inclusive and exhaustive treatment of the subject, but two other characteristics make this a sterling and indispensable work that deserves the widest readership. First, articles by a wide range of outstanding and well-known scholars give the book an impressive depth. Second, William Schweiker, as editor, has provided a unifying focus for studying this vast and complex field." Charles E. Curran, Southern Methodist University

"Starting from its problematic title, this splendid collection of essays by 70 authors ... offers far more than textbooks or encyclopedias. Teachers working at A level and beyond will find here the richest of resources; thoughtful sixth-formers will discover something of the disciplined excitement that can accompany genuine learning in an interdisciplinary and multi-tradition context; those learning and teaching in higher education will value this innovative, orderly, often provocative collection of essays." British Journal of Religious Education

"The Blackwell Companion to Religious Ethics presents an exciting vision of moral inquiry engaged with the fantastic resources of the world's religions, open to other fields of reflection on the human adventure, and dedicated to understanding and addressing moral challenges and possibilities emergent in our global times." Peter Double, University of Leeds

“This collection is an invaluable source for anyone working in the field of moral theology, including intellectually engaged pastors as well as scholars and students.” Stephen J. Pope, Boston College

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