Monotheism & Ethics: Historical and Contemporary Intersections Among Judaism, Christianity and Islam

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Y. Tzvi Langermann
BRILL, Nov 11, 2011 - Religion - 289 pages
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The nexus between monotheism and ethics, especially in the forms professed by the three Abrahamic faiths, is the theme that binds together the studies in this volume. Fourteen leading academics from around the world discuss philosophical and theological connections, historical interactions, as well as responses to new and contemporary issues. Most, though not all of the essays, find a meaningful connection between monotheism and ethics; but none shy away from the problems involved.
 

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Contents

A Worthy and Timely Topic
1
Monotheism and Ethics
11
Some Preliminary Considerations and Data
25
Religion and Morality
45
Religious Symbolism and Moral Distinctiveness
59
Monotheism as a Continuing Ethical Challenge to Jews
75
Serving God and Moral Life
87
Biblical and PostMetaphysical Views
107
AlGhazālīs Ethical Egoism and Divine Will
163
One Ethic for Three Faiths
197
Finding Common Ground among Monotheists in Bioethics
219
Protestant Bioethics and the New Reproductive Technologies
233
The Ethics of Nazīh Abū Afash A Selfstyled Christian Atheist
257
An Islamic View of the Monotheistic Path to Morality
269
Index
279
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Ibn Miskawayhs Tartīb alSaādāt The Order of Happiness
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Y. Tzvi Langermann, Ph.D. (1979) in History of Science, is Professor of Arabic at Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel. He has published widely on science, religion, and philosophy in medieval Jewish and Islamic cultures.

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