The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Religion and Social Justice

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Religion and Social Justice

Editor(s): Michael D. Palmer, Stanley M. Burgess

Published Online: 14 MAR 2012 03:30AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781405195478

Online ISBN: 9781444355390

DOI: 10.1002/9781444355390

About this Book

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Religion and Social Justice brings together a team of distinguished scholars to provide a comprehensive and comparative account of social justice in the major religious traditions.

  • The first publication to offer a comparative study of social justice for each of the major world religions, exploring viewpoints within Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism
  • Offers a unique and enlightening volume for those studying religion and social justice - a crucially important subject within the history of religion, and a significant area of academic study in the field 
  • Brings together the beliefs of individual traditions in a comprehensive, explanatory, and informative style 
  • All essays are newly-commissioned and written by eminent scholars in the field 
  • Benefits from a distinctive four-part organization, with sections on major religions; religious movements and themes; indigenous people; and issues of social justice, from colonialism to civil rights, and AIDS through to environmental concerns

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Major World Religions

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  2. Part II: Religious Movements and Themes

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  3. Part III: Indigenous People

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  4. Part IV: Social Justice Issues

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