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Ethical Theories among Medieval Jewish Philosophers  

Warren Zev Harvey

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Dec 2012
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Jan 2013
This chapter discusses the ethical views of medieval Jewish philosophers, showing that the varieties of Jewish philosophy in the medieval period defy easy categorization, let alone ... More

Marriage and Sexual Relations in the New Testament World  

William Loader

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Nov 2014
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Mar 2014
After a brief overview of the social context and role of marriage and sexuality in Jewish and Greco-Roman cultures, the chapter traces the impact of the Genesis creation narratives, ... More

Marriage and Sexual Relations in the World of the Hebrew Bible  

Ken Stone

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Nov 2014
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May 2014
The Hebrew Bible is sometimes understood as the source of a ‘traditional’ Judaeo-Christian approach to marriage and sexual practice. A comprehensive examination reveals, however, that ... More

Mussar Ethics and Other Nineteenth-Century Jewish Ethical Theories  

Ira F. Stone

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Dec 2012
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Jan 2013
The nineteenth century witnessed the dramatic growth of Jewish thought and activity spurred by the increasing civic and intellectual freedoms that emancipation and the Enlightenment ... More

Postmodern Jewish Ethical Theories  

Martin Kavka

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Dec 2012
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Jan 2013
Nearly concurrent with the rise of feminist criticisms in recent decades was the emergence of post-modernism that both endorsed particularity (as against the universality championed by ... More

Religion and Animals  

Aaron S. Gross

What do animals have to do with religion? This article answers this broad question with special attention to issues related to animal ethics and animal philosophy. Topics covered include ... More

Religion and Violence from Christian Theological Perspectives  

Charles Kimball

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Jan 2013
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Mar 2013
This chapter reviews the movement from pacifism to Just War and Crusade. It also tries to demonstrate the ways prominent Catholic and Protestant leaders have harshly used violent measures ... More

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