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Do Jews Christians And Muslims Worship The Same God$19.99Add to cart
Most Jews, Muslims, and Christians are devoted and faithful. Still, on any given day, it’s difficult to avoid the vigorous and heated disputes between them, whether over the “Ground Zero” mosque, lobbying state legislatures against Sharia law, sharing worship space, dissecting the fallout of the Arab Spring, protecting civil rights, or challenging the authority of sacred texts. With so much rancor, can there be any common ground? Do they even worship the same God? And can religion, which often is so divisive, be any help at all?
Four internationally known scholars set out to tackle these deceptively simple questions in an accessible way. Some scholars argue that while beliefs about God may differ, the object of worship is ultimately the same. However, these authors take a more pragmatic view. While they may disagree, they nevertheless assert that whatever the answers to these questions, the three faiths must find the will (politically, socially, and personally) to tolerate differences.
Perhaps what can help us move forward as pluralistic peoples is a focus on the goal – peace with justice for all.
Studying The New Testament$26.00Add to cart
1. Jesus And His Social Worlds
2. Paul And His Letters
3. The Gospels
4. Catholic And Apocalyptic Writings
This book offers an introduction to the literature of the New Testament, demonstrating how these writings can be approached and critically studied in an academic setting. Bruce Chilton and Deirdre J. Good, two respected New Testament scholars, provide a narrative of the historical context and social world of the books of the New Testament, a chronological survey of the Gospels and letters, and the remaining writings (Apocrypha, Apocalyptic) with their special focus on the emerging church. Together with textboxes, exercises, questions, further readings, maps, timeline, and glossary, this brief introduction surveys and employs leading methods of study and equips students with the general literacy needed for successful and serious study of New Testament writings.
Golden Rule : Analytical Perspectives$40.99Add to cart
William Scott Green, University Of Miami: Parsing Reciprocity: Questions For The Golden Rule
William Scott Green
Robert M. Berchman, Dowling College: The Golden Rule In Graeco-Roman Religion And Philosophy 
Robert M. Berchman
Robert M. Berchman, Dowing College: The Golden Rule In Graeco-Roman Religion And Philsophy 
Robert M. Berchman
Daniel Berthold, Bard College: The Golden Rule In Kant And Utilitarianism
Jeffrey Wattles, Kent State University: Philosophical Reflections On The Golden Rule
David Sloan Wilson, Binghamton University: The Golden Rules Of Religion
David Sloan Wilson
Harry J. Gensler, S.J., John Carroll University: Gold Or Fool’s Gold? Ridding The Golden Rule Of Absurd Implications
Harry J. Gensler
Christopher Boehm, University Of Southern California: How The Golden Rule Can Lead To Reproductive Success: A New Selection Basis For Alexander’s “Indirect Reciprocity.”
Stephen G. Post, Case Western Reserve University: The Golden Rule In Its Idealistic Formulation: Benefits For The Moral Agent
Stephen G. Post
The Golden Rule–“do to others as you would have them do to you”, “what is hateful to you to your fellow don’t do”, to take the two most familiar formulations–defines a meeting place for many fields of learning. There the study of comparative religion, philosophy and ethics, anthropology and sociology, and the whole range of cross-cultural studies carried on in the social sciences and the humanities intersect. That hardly presents a surprise, since the Golden Rule finds a place in most religions and is universally acknowledged to form a part of the shared heritage of human wisdom. But if it is one thing on which religions concur, that does not mean the Golden Rule is simple or self-evident. Its ubiquity presents us with tough questions of context and difficult problems of content. Both the Golden Rule itself and how it attests to the human condition demand study. Defining the rule and explaining its universality in religion and culture require attention. The role of the Golden Rule in various systems of thought, both religious and philosophical, invites study. How the logic of a given system interprets the Golden Rule demands analysis. Objective data deriving from empirical study of nature and society deserve close examination. Specialists in a wide range of disciplines have a contribution to make out of their particular disciplines and areas of expert knowledge.
Comparing Spiritualities$16.00Add to cart
In their book, Chilton and Neusner ask simply, “What are experiences both distinctive to the spiritual life of Torah and Christ, respectively, and also accessible to our common humanity?” Their response is to examine the experiences of “birth in the faith, death by the faith, and bearing witness to the faith.” Each writer explores the ways in which classical statements of Christ and Torah represent critical moments in a person’s life of faith, and offer a comparison of the spiritual piety that each religion teaches and nurtures.