POLITICS AND UNIVERSAL ETHICS
Shimon CowenPaperback, 126 pages.ISBN: 9781921421815Publication Month - June 2011
Published by Connor Court Publishing Pty Ltd
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Recent years have seen immense, successive physical upheavals –
tsunamis, cyclones and earthquakes – in the physical world. Comparable
upheavals have occurred also in western society – though the drive to
install abortion on demand and voluntary euthanasia, homosexual marriage
and the dissolution of the biological nexus of parents and children
through commissioned reproduction.
The difference is that ideology and legislation have normalized and
smoothed the social convulsion as a “natural” development. Now, however,
the rightfulness and reality of this socially-engineered tsunami is being challenged by a wide coalition of traditional,
religiously based cultures. This coalition has come together to return
society to the objective values or universal ethics, which have moored
civilization for thousands of years.
Universal ethics and politics explores dimensions of universal ethics:
its engagement of the ideology which opposes it, its involvement in
legislative struggles, the compatibility of universal ethics with human
freedom, creativity and diversity, and how a political culture of universal ethics may be forged.Rabbi Dr Shimon Cowen,
son of a former Australian Governor General, Sir
Zelman Cowen, is Director of the Institute for Judaism and Civilization. This book arises out of his research into the universal
ethics at the root of the world religions and his involvement with
leaders of other faiths in the political struggles over these profound
contemporary moral questions.
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 12 May, 2011.