The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Religion and Social Justice

Michael D. Palmer, Stanley M. Burgess
Wiley, 12.03.2012 - 664 Seiten
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The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Religion and SocialJustice brings together a team of distinguished scholars toprovide a comprehensive and comparative account of social justicein the major religious traditions.

  • The first publication to offer a comparative study of socialjustice for each of the major world religions, exploringviewpoints within Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism,and Confucianism
  • Offers a unique and enlightening volume for those studyingreligion and social justice - a crucially important subject withinthe history of religion, and a significant area of academic studyin the field 
  • Brings together the beliefs of individual traditions in acomprehensive, explanatory, and informative style 
  • All essays are newly-commissioned and written by eminentscholars in the field 
  • Benefits from a distinctive four-part organization, withsections on major religions; religious movements and themes;indigenous people; and issues of social justice, from colonialismto civil rights, and AIDS through to environmental concerns

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Über den Autor (2012)

Michael D. Palmer is the Dean of the School of Divinity atRegent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia. In addition tonumerous scholarly articles, he has published two books:Elements of a Christian Worldview (1998) and Names,Reference, and Correctness in Plato's Cratylus (1989). Palmerhas extensive experience at teaching university-level courses inmoral theory, social ethics, applied ethics, and philosophy ofreligion. He also has considerable experience conductingprofessional workshops and seminars for educators in subjectsrelating to religion and ethics.

Stanley M. Burgess is Distinguished Professor ofChristian History, Regent University, Virginia Beach, and ProfessorEmeritus, Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri. Inaddition to over 150 scholarly articles, he has published numerousbooks, including the International Dictionary of Pentecostal andCharismatic Movements (2002), the Encyclopedia ofPentecostal and Charismatic Christianity (2004) andChristian Peoples of the Spirit: a Documentary Collection(2011). In addition, he is co-editor and contributor toTestamoni della fede nelle chiese della riforma (2010), aRoman Catholic Who's Who of Protestant Heroes.

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