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    DescriptionSacks argues that faiths must remain open to criticism, keep alive their separate communities and still contribute far more to national debates on moral issues. they must also learn to get along better. His thesis is that we still live under a Biblical canopy and that a cohesive morality needs the uniting bonds of faith. Confidence in a faith is a subtle quality and lack of it shows in many ways, some contradictory. Dr Sacks has that confidence and the quiet charisma to communicate it. The subject of this book - religions and ethics - is good ground for him to build on: The Jewish contribution to ethics is distinctly rational and has a long and illustrious tradition. Moral philosophy is after all a Jewish preoccupation. In recent years, he writes, religion has taken us unawares. The rise of the Moral Majority in the USA, the Islamic Revolution, the growth of religious parties in Israel, the power of Catholicism in Poland and the African continent all run contrary to the basic thesis that modernity and secularisation went hand in hand and could almost be regarded as synonyms. Instead and against all predictions religion has resurfaced in the public domain.


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    Title
    The Persistence of Faith
    Subtitle
    Religion, Morality and Society in a Secular Age (the Reith Lectures)
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jonathan Sacks
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 145 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780826478559
    ISBN 10: 0826478557
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.0
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HRLB
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HRLK
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15400
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    Ingram Subject Code: RS
    Libri: I-RS
    BISAC V2.8: REL017000
    LC subject heading: ,
    ECPA Christian Book Category: GNRORLCPR
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
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    Abridged Dewey: 205
    DC22: 205
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: REL062000
    LC classification: BJ47 .S23 2005
    Thema V1.0: QRVG, QRVK
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
    Publication date
    01 June 2005
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Sir Jonathan Sacks is Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of Britain and the Commonwealth. He is the author of numerous books, including "Celebrating Life," "From Optimism to Hope," "The Persistence of Faith" and "The Dignity of Difference," for which he won a Grawemeyer Award in Religion.
    Table of contents
    1. The Environment of Faith 2 Demoralisation 3. The Fragile Family 4. Paradoxes of Pluralism 5. Fundamentalism 6. A Community of Communities 7. Afterword