The Impact of Religion
Coeditor, The Impact of Religion on Character Formation, Ethical Education, and the Communication of Values in Late Modern Pluralistic Societies (Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 2020) (with Michael Welker and Stephen Pickard)
Volume 2 of a 10 volume series on Character Formation, Ethical Education, and the Communication of Values in Late Modern Pluralistic Societies.
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Pluralism has become the defining characteristic of modern societies. Individuals with differing values clamor for equality. Organizations and groups assert particular interests. Social movements flourish and fade. Some see in this clash of principles and aims the potential for a more just human community, while others fear the erosion of enduring culture. Yet beneath this welter stand powerful and pervasive institutions, whose distinctive norms shape our moral commitments and character. These institutions include the family, the market, the media, and systems of law, religion, politics, research, education, health care and defense. Drawing on scholarship from five continents, many disciplines, and diverse religious perspectives, this series examines the impact of these various institutions on moral education, character, and values. As globalization carries the shifting dynamic between individuals and institutions into every part of the globe, the contributors hope that this conversation will help address the increasing challenges confronting our pluralist societies and our world. This volume explores the shifting roles of Christianity and other religions on character formation, ethical education, and social differentiation in several late modern societies.
Contributions by Peter Carnley, Gregor Etzelmüller, Johannes Eurich, Jennifer Herdt, Admiel Kosman, Piet Naudé, Waihan Ng, Friederike Nüssel, Bernd Oberdorfer, Martin Percy, Stephen Pickard, Raja Sakrani, William Schweiker, Philipp Stoellger, Milton Wan, Renee Ip, Michael Welker, and John Witte, Jr.
Table of Contents
Part One: Christian Religion and Character Formation: Potentials and Risks
Part Two: Character Formation in Other Religious Traditions and General Morals
Part Three: Interdisciplinary and Ethical Perspectives on Societal Impacts of Religion