Description - Do Morals Matter? by Ian S. Markham
Do Morals Matter? is an accessible and informed guide to contemporary ethical issues that reflects upon the intersection of religion and morality. * An informal yet informed guide through the key ethical issues we are facing today, from moral decision making in business and medicine, to the uncertainty of war and terrorism, and the condition of our environment. * Reflects on religion's intersection with morality, exploring the challenge of pluralism in major world religions, and the question of Humanism and God's role in ethics. * Considers the forecast of future situations that will be affected by today's ethical decisions. * Questions what accounts for the variances in ethical beliefs in different cultures, and how we properly reassess our conceptions of ethical standards as new issues arise. * Written by the internationally regarded Ian Markham, Dean of Hartford Seminary and author of numerous books on world religions and ethics.
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Blackwell Publishing Ltd
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Author Biography - Ian S. Markham
Ian S. Markham is the Dean and President of Virginia Theological Seminary and Professor of Theology and Ethics. He is also Visiting Professor of Globalization, Ethics, and Islam at Leeds Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom. He is the author of numerous books including: Globalization, Ethics and Islam (2005), A Theology of Engagement (Blackwell, 2004), The Funeral Handbook (2003), September 11: Religious Perspectives and Consequences (2002), Theological Liberalism (2002), The Church Wedding Handbook (2000), World Religions Reader (Blackwell, 1998), Encountering Religion (Blackwell, 1998), and Truth and the Reality of God (1998).