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Understanding Religious Ethics

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Understanding Religious Ethics by Charles T. Mathewes
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This accessible introduction to religious ethics focuses on the major forms of moral reasoning encompassing the three `Abrahamic' religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Draws on a range of moral issues, such as examples arising from friendship, marriage, homosexuality, lying, forgiveness and its limits, the death penalty, the environment, warfare, and the meaning of work, career, and vocationLooks at both ethical reasoning and importantly, how that reasoning reveals insights into a religious traditionInvestigates the resources available to address common problems confronting Abrahamic faiths, and how each faith explains and defends its moral viewpointsOffering concrete topics for interfaith discussions, this is a timely and insightful introduction to a fast-growing field of interest

Author Biography

Charles Mathewes is Associate Professor of Religious Ethics at the University of Virginia. He is the author of Evil and the Augustinian Tradition (2001), A Theology of Public Life (2007), and several edited volumes.
Release date Australia
March 12th, 2010
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Pages
286
Dimensions
177x251x21
ISBN-13
9781405133517
Product ID
4048224

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