Ethics, Religion, and the Good Society: New Directions in a Pluralistic World

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Joseph Runzo
Westminster John Knox Press, 1992 - Religion - 200 pages
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People living in a pluralistic age are aware of diversity among themselves and consider it both natural and enriching for humankind. However, there are many disagreements that create ethical questions on the nature of human good, religion and public morality, and more. Joseph Runzo, with the help of a diverse group of contributors, skillfully deals with these ethical issues.

 

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Contents

In Defense of the Notion of an Ideal Life
17
On Developing a Contemporary Theistic Ethics
43
Toward an Ethics of Delight
53
Ethics and the Challenge of Theological NonRealism
72
Religious Conviction and Public Civility
95
Which Is Prior?
126
Personal Responsibility and the Common Good
132
On the Priority of Personal to Structural Evil
148
The Universality of the Golden Rule
155
Index
191
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Joseph Runzo is Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Chapman University in Orange, California and a Life Fellow of Clare Hall at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of Reason, Relativism, and God.

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