Mysticism and Morality

Mysticism and Morality : A New Look at Old Questions

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InMysticism and Morality author Richard Jones explores an often neglected area of comparative religious ethics: mysticism. By addressing a myriad of traditions, both Eastern and Western, Jones explores the question: Is mysticism moral? His discussion of this question takes him through Hinduism, Jainism, varieties of Buddhism, Tantrism, Daoism, and Christianity. Richard Jones's unique work is a salient addition to philosophy of religion, ethics, and religious studies.
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  • Hardback | 432 pages
  • 147.3 x 228.6 x 38.1mm | 861.84g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0739107844
  • 9780739107843

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Occasionally one encounters a book that seems destined to become a classic in the sense of providing a basis for much further exploration and discussion. Given its wide scope and impeccable scholarship, Mysticism and Morality is such a book. Bridges It is encouraging to see non-Western texts scrutinized with analytical rigor. -- Michael Barnhart, Associate Professor, Kingsborough College, CUNY
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About Richard H. Jones

Richard H. Jones holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy and History of Religions from Columbia University. He is the author of Reductionism: Analysis and Fullness of Reality (2000).
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Table of contents

Chapter 1 Exploring Mysticism and Morality Chapter 2 Morality Chapter 3 Religion and Mysticism Chapter 4 The Upanishads Chapter 5 Shankara's Advaita Vadanta Chapter 6 The Bhagavad-gita Chapter 7 Jainism Chapter 8 Theravada Buddhism Chapter 9 Mahayana Buddhism Chapter 10 Left-Handed Tantrism Chapter 11 Daoism Chapter 12 Christianity Chapter 13 Mystical Experiences and Morality Chapter 14 Mystical Ways of Life and Morality Chapter 15 The Lack of Social Action Chapter 16 What Can Mysticism Contribute to Morality Today?
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