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    DescriptionRabbi Jonathan Sacks presents a proposal for reframing the terms of this important debate. The first major statement by a Jewish leader on the ethics of globalization, it introduces a new paradigm into the search for co-existence. Sacks argues that we must do more than search for common human values. We must also learn to make space for difference, even and especially at the heart of the monotheistic imagination. The global future will call for something stronger than earlier doctrines of toleration or pluralism. It needs a new understanding that the unity of the Creator is expressed in the diversity of creation.;Sacks argues that this new thinking also sheds fresh light on the global challenges of an age of unprecedented change: economic inequality, environmental destruction, the connection between information technology and human dignity, and the structures of civil society.


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    Title
    The Dignity of Difference
    Subtitle
    How to Avoid the Clash of Civilizations
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jonathan Sacks
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 193 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780826468505
    ISBN 10: 0826468500
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    B&T General Subject: 690
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.2
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HPQ
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JFSL1, JFFS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17400
    LC classification: BL
    BISAC V2.8: SOC000000
    Ingram Subject Code: RJ
    Libri: I-RJ
    BIC subject category V2: JHBA
    B&T Approval Code: A13060000
    BISAC V2.8: REL051000
    Abridged Dewey: 210
    B&T Approval Code: A14500000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: REL040000
    DC22: 291.172
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 201.5
    LC classification: BL410
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
    Thema V1.0: QDTQ, GTQ, JBSL1, JHBA
    Edition
    2, New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
    Publication date
    01 July 2003
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Jonathan Sacks is the author of a number of books including The Politics of Hope and Radical Then, Radical Now.
    Review quote
    Mentioned in The Observer--Sanford Lakoff "Observer "
    Table of contents
    Introduction; Prologue; Globalisation and its Discontents; The Dignity of Difference: Exorcising Plato's Ghost; Control: the Imperative of Responsibility; Conscience: the Moral Dimension of Economic Systems; Compassion: the Idea of Tzedakah; Creativity: the Imperative of Education; Co-operation: the Institutions of Civil Society; Conservation: a Sense of Limits; Conciliation: the Power of a Word to Change the World; A Covenant of Hope.