The Blackwell Companion to Religious Ethics
The Blackwell Companion to Religious Ethics  -     Edited By: William Schweiker
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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 613
Vendor: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 9.66 X 6.8 X 1.83 (inches)
ISBN: 1405177586
ISBN-13: 9781405177580
Series: Blackwell Companions to Religion

Publisher's Description

Written by internationally renowned scholars, this Companionmaps the moral teachings of the world’s religions, and alsocharts new directions for work in the field of religious ethics.
  • Now available in paperback, this is a rich resource forunderstanding the moral teachings and practices of theworld’s religions
  • Includes detailed discussions of issues in moral theory
  • Offers extensive treatment of the world’s major religioustraditions, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism,Hinduism, Chinese religions and African religions
  • Compares the ways in which the religions provide resources foraddressing current moral challenges in areas such as ecology,economics, global dynamics, religious war, human rights and othertopics.

Author Bio

William Schwieker is Director of the Martin Marty Center and Edward L. Ryerson Distinguished Service Professor of Theological Ethics in the Divinity School, University of Chicago. He 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.

Editorial Reviews

"This volume is an extremely thorough and scholarly resource inreligious ethics, containing comprehensive essays by fifty-sevenscholars, some of them quite well known." (Religious StudiesReview, June 2010)
 “Edited by the superbly qualified Schweiker, this bookcontains 57 short articles by leading scholars of religious ethics… The volume's goal of exhibiting the horizons ofcontemporary work in religious ethics is well achieved … Itserves also as a useful reference on the most studied traditionsand on theoretical and practical issues. Highly recommended.”Choice

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