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Title: Dictionary of Ethics, Theology and Society
Author: Clarke, Paul A B
Additional Authors or Contributors: A Linzey (eds)
Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis; Publication Date: 1995
Hardcover; ISBN: 9780415062121
Volumes: 1; Pages: 960
List Price in Hardcover: $485.00 Our price: $485.00
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The Dictionary of Ethics, Society and Theology provides a unique and groundbreaking survey of both the historical and contemporary relations between religion and society. In over 200 separately-authored entries, a selection of the world's leading scholars from varying disciplines and denominations cover all aspects of philosophy, theology, ethics, politics, economics and government. Each entry includes a brief definition of the term, a description of the principal ideas behind it, its history, development and contemporary relevance and is followed by a detailed bibliography giving the major sources in the field. The Dictionary is prefaced by an editorial-overview introduction outlining the scope and diversity of coverage.
"This highly ambitious work seeks to illustrate 'aspects of what might be called the Western mind' in more than 250 entries. That it succeeds admirably is due in the main to the editors' decision to have their contributors approach their topics with an interdisciplinary focus. As such, the dictionary is of benefit to scholars in many fields."--Booklist, 7/96
"This work is worth the price tag for its value in discussing current issues in a balanced tone without emotion or political rhetoric."--Booklist, 7/96
" This volume could answer many practical questions about life today. Congregational libraries called upon for information will find this a useful reference book..."--Church and Synagogue Library Association Newsletter, 9/96
" Boldly breaking fresh ground this is an important new book. Touching on theology, philosophy, sociology, politics, government and economics it will appeal to a diverse community of readers. ... Purchase is strongly recommended for academic institutions serving humanities and social science students. Major public reference collections will also want a copy..."--Library Review Vol 45, No. 4, 4/96
"The articles attempt to present information in a balanced manner, however explosive the religious, social, or ethical issue or concept..."--Choice, November 1996