Religious and Ethical Perspectives for the Twenty-First Century
“This book attempts to sort through issues, clarifying positions and ideas, to better understand the many religious and ethical choices people face. It is not a compendium of answers to pressing or emerging questions. The book brings together some of the brightest scholars and educators of religion and ethics to reflect on and discuss what they deem the most relevant issues in this century.
“The issues and topics herein are hotly contested. No simple solutions are offered. Practical ethics rather than normative, prescriptive, or purely philosophical ethics percolates through these pages. The authors identify and explore congruities and incongruities among religious beliefs, ethical teachings, and social practices. Perhaps another purpose of this book is to prompt thought about the ways ethics is understood and practiced by people living in diverse religious, social, and cultural contexts in the twenty-first century.
“The book supports the study of religion and ethics by helping readers tackle tough questions and rest lightly with uneasy answers, unresolved conundrums, and even no answers at all to complicated questions. This area of study encourages the unmasking of and reflection on one’s assumptions concerning what matters and why. It is about coming to terms with the results of one’s decisions and recognizing the consequences of corporate decisions on the planet and our place and participation in those decisions. It is about all of these things and so much more.”
Publisher: Anselm Academic
Copyright: Feb. 1, 2013