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Humanity Before God: Contemporary Faces of Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Ethics
Does religious extremism represent an inevitable consequence of firmly held beliefs in life-and-death situations? Is there a way out? Gathering ethicists and scholars from the three major and often conflicting monotheistic traditions, each was asked to correlate a religious tradition's sacred texts and tradition with the contemporary world's pluralism and claims about the ...more
Published May 1st 2006 by Fortress Press
(first published April 30th 2006)
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Important perspectives on the three Abrahamic faiths through the lens of ethics and morality. You would have to be a serious scholar to wade through the dense philosophical language in this collection of essays, based on lectures presented at a conference. But even a cursory read is rewarding as we ponder how to live our individual faiths yet live faithfully in harmony.