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Author Neusner, Jacob
Title The Golden Rule : The Ethics of Reciprocity in World Religions
Imprint London : Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2009
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (198 pages)
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Note Intro -- Contents -- List of Contributors -- Preface -- 1. Parsing Reciprocity: Questions for the Golden Rule -- 2. The Golden Rule in Ancient Israelite Scripture -- 3. Alternatives to the Golden Rule: Social Reciprocity and Altruism in Early Archaic Greece -- 4. The Golden Rule in Greco-Roman Religion and Philosophy -- 5. The Golden Rule in Classical Judaism -- 6. The Golden Rule in Zoroastrianism -- 7. Jesus, the Golden Rule, and Its Application -- 8. The Golden Rule as the Law of Nature, from Origen to Martin Luther -- 9. The Golden Rule in Islam -- 10. The Formulation and Significance of the Golden Rule in Buddhism [I] -- 11. The Golden Rule in Buddhism [II] -- 12. A Hindu Golden Rule, in Context -- 13. The Golden Rule in Confucianism -- 14. "Wired for Reciprocity": Some Concluding Reflections -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
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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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Neusner, Jacob The Golden Rule : The Ethics of Reciprocity in World Religions London : Bloomsbury Publishing Plc,c2009 9781847062956
Subject Golden rule -- Comparative studies
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Alt Author Chilton, Bruce D
Chilton, Bruce D
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