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The Golden Rule: The Ethics of Reciprocity in World Religions
by Jacob Neusner ; Bruce D Chilton
Binding: Paperback, 185 pages
Publisher: Continuum
Weight: 0.71 pound
Dimension: H: 0.79 x L: 9.06 x W: 6.14 inches
ISBN 10: 1847062962
ISBN 13: 9781847062963
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This book presents a new examination of ethical dictum 'The Golden Rule' exploring its formulation and significance in relation to the world's major religions. The Golden Rule: treat others as you would like to be treated. This ethical dictum is a part of most of the world's religions and has been considered by numerous religious figures and philosophers over the centuries. This new collection contains specially commissioned essays which take a fresh look at this guiding principle from a comparative perspective. Participants examine the formulation and significance of the Golden Rule in the world's major religions by applying four questions to the tradition they consider: What does it say? What does it mean? How does it work? How does it matter?Freshly examining the Golden Rule in broad comparative context provides a fascinating account of its uses and meaning, and allows us to assess if, how and why it matters in human cultures and societies.


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