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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 themajor forms of moral reasoning encompassing the three Abrahamic religions: Judaism, Christianity, andIslam. * Draws on a range of moral issues, such as examples arisingfrom friendship, marriage, homosexuality, lying, forgivenessand its limits, the death penalty, the environment, warfare, andthe meaning of work, career, and vocation * Looks at both ethical reasoning and importantly, howthat reasoning reveals insights into a religious tradition * Investigates the resources available to address common problemsconfronting Abrahamic faiths, and how each faith explains anddefends its moral viewpoints * Offering concrete topics for interfaith discussions, this is atimely and insightful introduction to a fast-growing field ofinterest

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
180x237x17
ISBN-13
9781405133524
Product ID
3632076

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