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Euthanasia, Abortion, Death Penalty and Religion - The Right to Life and its Limitations

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Euthanasia, Abortion, Death Penalty and Religion - The Right to Life and its Limitations

International Empirical Research

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Euthanasia, Abortion, Death Penalty and Religion - The Right to Life and its Limitations
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This book considers how the termination of life might be accepted in the view of a general obligation to protect life. It features more than 10 papers written by scholars from 14 countries that offer international comparative empirical research. Inside, readers will find case studies from such areas as: India, Chile, Germany, Italy, England, Palestine, Lithuania, Nigeria, and Poland. The papers focus on three limitations of the right to life: the death penalty, abortion, and euthanasia. The contributors explore how young people understand and evaluate the right to life and its limitations. The book presents unique empirical research among today's youth and reveals that, among other concepts, religiosity matters. It provides insight into the acceptance, perception, and legitimation of human rights by people from different religious and cultural backgrounds. This investigation rigorously tests for inter-individual differences regarding political and judicial rights on religious grounds, while controlling for other characteristics. It will help readers better understand the many facets of this fundamental, yet controversial, philosophical question. The volume will be of interest to students, researchers, as well as general readers searching for answers.

Author Biography

Prof. Dr. Hans-Georg Ziebertz is Professor for Practical Theology, University of Wurzburg, Germany. He is coordinator of the international research project "Religion and Human Rights", many publications on these issues. Francesco Zaccaria is Adjunct Professor of Pastoral Theology, Apulian Theological Faculty, Bari, Italy.
Release date Australia
November 27th, 2018
Contributors
Edited by Francesco Zaccaria Edited by Hans-Georg Ziebertz
Pages
306
Edition
1st ed. 2019
Illustrations
10 Illustrations, black and white; VIII, 306 p. 10 illus.
Country of Publication
Switzerland
Imprint
Springer International Publishing AG
ISBN-13
9783319987729
Product ID
28255215

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