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To heal a fractured world : the ethics of responsibility

Author: Jonathan Sacks
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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One of Judaism's most distinctive and challenging ideas is its ethics of responsibility. We have been given the gift of freedom and we in turn have to honour and enhance the freedom of others. More than in any previous generation, we have been tempted to imagine that it is the individual's needs which are the sole source of meaning. Rabbi Sacks argues that such preoccupation with oneself is a mistake. Ethics are  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Sacks
ISBN: 0826486223 9780826486226 082648039X 9780826480392
OCLC Number: 60823116
Description: vii, 280 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The ethics of responsibility --
Faith as protest --
Charity as justice --
Love as deed --
Sanctifying the name --
Mending the world --
Like a single soul --
The kindness of strangers --
Responsibility for society --
The birth of responsibility --
Divine initiative, human initiative --
The holy and the good --
The monotheistic imagination --
The faith of God --
Redeeming evil --
Transforming suffering --
The chaos theory of virtue --
The kind of person we are --
Who am I? --
On dreams and responsibilities.
Responsibility: Jonathan Sacks.

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