Christianity and Morals

By Edward Alexander Westermarck

© 1939 – Routledge

448 pages

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Hardback: 9780415822169
pub: 2013-04-11
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About the Book

A thorough examination of many aspects of morality through the lens of Christianity, this book, originally published in 1939, is philosophical in its approach to assessing religion. It compares moral traditions of many world religions and describes their changes over time as well. Written accessibly, this is a fascinating outlay of moral theology.

Table of Contents

1. Religion and Morality i 2. Religion and Morality ii 3. The Ethics of Jesus: Their Retributive Character 4. The Ethics of Jesus: Their Disinterestedness and Altruism 5. The Ethics of Jesus Concluded 6. The Ethics of Paul 7. Theological Doctrine Before Augustine 8. Later Theological Doctrines 9. Asceticism 10. The Sacraments 11. Christianity and the Regard for Human Life i 12. Christianity and the Regard for Human Life ii 13. Christianity and Economics 14. Christianity and Slavery 15. Christianity and the Regard for Truth 16. Christianity and Marriage 17. Christianity and Divorce 18. Christianity and Irregular Sex Relations 19. Christianity and the Regard for the Lower Animals 20. Summary and Concluding Remarks

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Religion

Reissuing seminal works originally published between 1901 and 1991, Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Religion offers a selection of outstanding scholarship covering many aspects of philosophical enquiry into belief and faith. Topics include the history of atheism, natural religion, Christian ethics and the human soul. Some books look specifically at philosophers such as Hobbes, Plato, Kant, Feuerbach, Kierkegaard and Pascal. From classic works by Edward Westermarck, John Laird and G.D. Hicks to more recent investigations, this set contains important works by the likes of D.Z. Phillips, Frederick Ferré and A.C. Ewing making it an essential collection of these previously out-of-print works in a key subject.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHILOSOPHY / Religious
RELIGION / Philosophy