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Constructing a life philosophy : opposing viewpoints

Author: Mary E Williams
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2005.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary E Williams
ISBN: 0737729279 9780737729276 0737729287 9780737729283
OCLC Number: 760073257
Description: 239 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. The importance of choosing a life philosophy. 1. Choosing a map for life / M. Scott Peck --
2. Living with shadows in a cave / Plato --
3. Discovering our personal myth / Sam Keen --
4. Challenging the idea of a life plan / Charles Larmore --
ch. 2. What reveals life's ultimate meaning? 1. Ultimate meaning does not exist / Richard Robinson --
2. Religion pursues life's meaning / George E. Saint-Laurent --
3. Science can uncover life's meaning / Wayne Anderson --
4. Both religion and science can reveal life's meaning / Sharon Begley --
ch. 3. How do religions give life meaning? 1. Judaism is a life of communing with God / Louis Finkelstine --
2. Liberal Christianity combines reason with faith / Donald E. Miller --
3. Conservative Christianity is a Biblical relationship with God / Bob George --
4. Islam entails a submission to God's will / Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad --
5. Hinduism teaches that all ways lead to God / Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan --
6. Buddhism seeks enlightenment and ultimate reality / Gill Farrer-Halls --
7. Ecofeminism reclaims the Great Mother Goddess / Riane Eisler --
8. Interspirituality embraces the heart of all religions / Wayne Teasdale --
ch. 4. What motivates moral behavior? 1. Morality requires religious belief / Philip Yancey --
2. Morality does not require religious belief / Frank R. Zindler --
3. Secular humanism encourages moral awareness / Paul Kurtz --
4. Secular humanism is harmful / John Gray --
5. Altruism promotes moral behavior / Alfie Kohn --
6. Self-interest promotes moral behavior / Tibor R. Machan --
ch. 5. What principles should guide our lives? 1. Look out for number one / Robert Ringer --
2. Live for others as Jesus did / Ole Hallesby --
3. Develop a devious mind / Niccolò Machiavelli --
4. Develop an honest heart / Thomas Jefferson --
5. Aim for personal perfection / Benjamin Franklin --
6. Abandon any hope of fruition / Pema Chödrön.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Mary E. Williams, book editor.

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