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
This collection comprises ten important volumes in the study of Hinduism. Written by leading authors, these works gather together Hindu religious practice, ethics and art to form an in-depth overview of the Hindu world. A Dictionary of Hinduism is a key work, as is the two-volume Hindu World. As a whole, they form an invaluable reference collection.