Conscience in World Religions

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Jayne Hoose
Gracewing Publishing, 1999 - Religion - 199 pages
Conscience in World Religions is a unique collection of papers which allows the reader to compare and contrast the origins and development of the concept of conscience within different Christian traditions, Judaism, Islam, and Buddhism.

The first part of the book, based upon extensive research of the Christian debate of conscience, explores the dynamic relation between authority, revelation, and education for both the individual and the community. It provides the reader with an insight into approaches to and interpretations of sources found within Roman Catholicism, Protestantism, and Orthodoxy. The second part of the text provides an enthralling and scholarly study of the previously relatively unexplored Jewish, Islamic, and Buddhist viewpoints on the concept of conscience.

This book is a thought-provoking collection for all those interested in exploring the many facets of this most fascinating of subjects.


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A collection of articles on conscience including Costigane on the western idea, Leal on the Protestant critique, Hoose on the Catholic tradition and Stephen Thomas on Orthodox. Also on Jewish, Islamic and Buddhist Read full review


A History of the Western Idea of Conscience
a Protestant View
Conscience in the Roman Catholic Tradition
Conscience in Orthodox Thought
Consience in Jewish Tradition
Islam and Conscience
Buddhism and Conscience

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