Ethical Issues in Six Religious Traditions

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Peggy Morgan
Edinburgh University Press, Feb 15, 2007 - Religion - 384 pages
How do Hindus view euthanasia? Is there a 'Sikh view' of advertising? Do Jews and Muslims share the same attitude to marriage? How do Christian and Buddhist views on the environment differ?This book draws together authors respected in six traditions to explore in parallel the ethical foundations for Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, Jewish, Christian and Muslim faiths. Each section introduces a different religion and asks specific, topical questions, set in a wider context. The issues addressed are religious identity and authority; the personal and the private; marriage and family; influences on and use of time, money and other personal resources; the quality and value of life; questions of right and wrong; equality and difference; conflict and violence and global issues.The contributors to this expanded edition are Peggy Morgan, Clive Lawton, Werner Menski, Eleanor Nesbitt, Alan Brown and Azim Nanji.Additions for this new edition include subsections on reproduction, vegetarianism, just war and terrorism, and
 

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Contents

Section A Hinduism
1
Section B Buddhism
61
Section C Sikhism
118
Section D Judaism
168
Section E Christianity
216
Section F Islam
283
General Bibliography
343
General Addresses and Web Sites
345
Notes on the Contributors
346
Index
348
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Peggy Morgan is Lecturer in Study of Religions at the University of Oxford Clive Lawton is UJIA Fellow in Jewish Education and Community Development at the School of Oriental and African Studies

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