Humanity before God: Contemporary Faces of Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Ethics
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Does religious extremism represent an inevitable consequence of firmly held beliefs in life-and-death situations? Is there a way out?

Gathering ethicists and scholars from the three major and often conflicting monotheistic traditions, each was asked to correlate a religious tradition's sacred texts and tradition with the contemporary world's pluralism and claims about the inalienable sanctity and dignity of human life. The result is that the reader sees "human life before God" in new and profound ways.

    Contributors include:
  • Hilary Putnam
  • Abdulaziz Sachedina
  • Lisa Sowle Cahill
  • Michael Fishbane
  • William Schweiker
  • Tikva Frymer-Kensky
  • Michael A. Johnson
  • Paul Mendes-Flohr
  • Kevin Jung
  • Lawrence Vogel
  • Azizah al-Hibri
  • David Little
  • Kohn Kelsay
  • Seyyed Hossein Nasr

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 240
Vendor: Fortress Press
Publication Date: 2006
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 0800638220
ISBN-13: 9780800638221

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Does religious extremism represent an inevitable consequence of firmly held beliefs in life-and-death situations? Is there a way out?Gathering ethicists and scholars from the three major and often conflicting monotheistic traditions, each was asked to correlate a religious tradition's sacred texts and tradition with the contemporary world's pluralism and claims about the inalienable sanctity and dignity of human life. The result is that the reader sees "human life before God" in new and profound ways.Contributors include: Hilary Putnam Abdulaziz Sachedina Lisa Sowle Cahill Michael Fishbane William Schweiker Tikva Frymer-Kensky Michael A. Johnson Paul Mendes-Flohr Kevin Jung Lawrence Vogel Azizah al-Hibri David Little Kohn Kelsay Seyyed Hossein Nasr

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