An Introduction to World Religious Ethics
Mari Rapela Heidt
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This introductory textbook on world religious ethics examines the moral traditions of the world’s great religions. Students will see how the various major religions are practiced today, how religion shapes modern human behavior, and how each religious tradition considered, is at work in the world today. The six major religious traditions discussed in this text include: Hindu, Buddist, Jewish, Christian, Islam and Chinese. Each of the six chapters on the major traditions serves as a short refresher course in the tradition, covering the history and general beliefs of the tradition, the tradition’s approach to ethics and morality, what is sacred to each tradition, and how each communicates moral beliefs, principles, and practices. Each chapter concludes with discussion questions and suggestions for further study.