Hinduism and Christianity are different in structure and approach – but have a great deal in common in matters relating to ethics. This book, first published in 1969, is the first systematic and detailed work which attempts to bring out both the differences and similarities. The author selects some of the fundamental problems of philosophical ethics, such as the moral law – its authority and sources, moral effort and human freedom, moral failure and responsibility – and explores the respective answers of Hinduism and Christianity.
1. Introduction 2. Nature of Christian and Hindu Ethics 3. The Nature and Destiny of Man 4. The Moral Law, Its Authority and Sources 5. The Content of the Moral Law: Virtues and Duties 6. Moral Effort and Human Freedom 7. Moral Failure and Responsibility 8. Conclusion