Comparative Religious Ethics: A Narrative Approach to Global Ethics

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 31, 2011 - Religion - 400 pages
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This popular textbook has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect recent global developments, whilst retaining its unique and compelling narrative-style approach. Using ancient stories from diverse religions, it explores a broad range of important and complex moral issues, resulting in a truly reader-friendly and comparative introduction to religious ethics.
  • A thoroughly revised and expanded new edition of this popular textbook, yet retains the unique narrative-style approach which has proved so successful with students
  • Considers the ways in which ancient stories from diverse religions, such as the Bhagavad Gita and the lives of Jesus and Buddha, have provided ethical orientation in the modern world
  • Updated to reflect recent discussions on globalization and its influence on cross-cultural and comparative ethics, economic dimensions to ethics, Gandhian traditions, and global ethics in an age of terrorism
  • Expands coverage of Asian religions, quest narratives, the religious and philosophical approach to ethics in the West, and considers Chinese influences on Thich Nhat Hanh’s Zen Buddhism, and Augustine’s Confessions
  • Accompanied by an instructor’s manual (coming soon, see which shows how to use the book in conjunction with contemporary films

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About the author (2011)

Darrell J. Fasching is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of South Florida where he has previously served as Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and as Chair of the Department of Religious Studies. He is a co-author (with John Esposito and Todd Lewis) of World Religions Today (2008) and the author of The Coming of the Millenium, Religion and Globalization (1996), and Narrative Theology after Auschwitz (1992).

Dell deChant is Instructor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Religious Studies at the University of South Florida. He is the author of a number of titles, including Religion and Culture in the West: A Primer (2008) and The Sacred Santa: Religious Dimensions of Consumer Culture (2002). He is editor of the Journal of the Society for the Study of Metaphysical Religions.

David Lantigua is a Ph.D. candidate in Moral Theology/Christian Ethics at the University of Notre Dame. He is a contributor to Hispanic American Religious Cultures (2009) and has published in Aporia Undergraduate Philosophy Journal. For the Spring of 2011 he has received a grant for dissertation research in Salamanca, Spain, to investigate the topics of religious rights, just war, and the limits of toleration among sixteenth-century Spanish theologians and jurists.

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