How do Hindus view euthanasia? Is there a 'Sikh view' of advertising? Do Jews and Muslims share the same attitude to marriage? How do Christian and Buddhist views on the environment differ? This book draws together authors respected in six traditions to explore in parallel the ethical foundations for Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, Jewish, Christian and Muslim faiths. Each section introduces a different religion and asks specific, topical questions, set in a wider context. The issues addressed are religious identity and authority; the personal and the private; marriage and family; influences on and use of time, money and other personal resources; the quality and value of life; questions of right and wrong; equality and difference; conflict and violence and global issues. The contributors to this expanded edition are Peggy Morgan, Clive Lawton, Werner Menski, Eleanor Nesbitt, Alan Brown and Azim Nanji. Additions for this new edition include subsections on reproduction, vegetarianism, just war and terrorism, and genetic modification. The book is structured so that topics can be explored within a specific tradition or comparatively across the traditions.
Peggy Morgan is Lecturer in Study of Religions At Mansfield College, Oxford and a member of the University of Oxford Faculty of Theology. From 2000-2003 she was Honorary President of the British Association for the Study of Religions. Her key research areas are Contemporary Buddhism. She has written widely about ethics in religious traditions and religions in the modern world. Clive Lawton is UJIA Fellow in Jewish Education and Community Development at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), Chair of the North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust and the weekly lead columnist for the London Jewish News. He broadcasts and has written widely in the fields of religion, moral education and religious education. He has had more than 20 books and education aids published and he leads both teacher training and higher education courses.
Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam Introduction Acknowledgements A Note on Transliteration and Pronunciation SECTION A: HINDUISM Werner Menski 1. RELIGIOUS IDENTITY AND AUTHORITY On Being a Hindu stic Violence 9. GLOBAL ISSUES Responses to Word Poverty F: ISLAM Azim Nanji 1. RELIGIOUS IDENTITY AND AUTHORITY On Being a Muslim