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University of Victoria (B.C.). Centre for Studies in Religion and Society

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Works: 54 works in 109 publications in 1 language and 5,981 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Cross-cultural studies  History  Case studies  Periodicals  Conference papers and proceedings 
Classifications: BS1199.E8, 241.5
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A cross-cultural dialogue on health care ethics by Harold G Coward( )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The ethical theories employed in health care today assume, in the main, a modern Western philosophical framework. Yet the diversity of cultural and religious assumptions regarding human nature, health and illness, life and death, and the status of the individual suggest that a cross-cultural study of health care ethics is needed." "A Cross-Cultural Dialogue on Health Care Ethics provides this study. It shows that ethical questions can be resolved by examining the ethical principles present in each culture, critically assessing each value, and identifying common values found within all traditions."--Résumé de l'éditeur
Hard choices : climate change in Canada by Harold G Coward( )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drought, floods, hurricanes, forest fires, ice storms, blackouts, dwindling fish stocks, the "greenhouse" effect ... what Canadian has not wondered what is happening to our climate? This new collection of essays by leading Canadian scientists, engineers, social scientists, and humanists offers an overview and assessment of climate change and its impacts on Canada from physical, social, technological, economic, political, and ethical/religious perspectives. Hard Choices, offers a multidisciplinary approach to the challenges we face in Canada with special attention given to Canada's response to the Kyoto protocol and an assessment of the adequacy of Kyoto as a response to the global challenge of climate change."--Jacket
Population growth, resource consumption, and the environment : seeking a common vision for a troubled world by D. Richard Searle( )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The pressing global problem "Population and the Environment: Population Pressures, Resource Consumption, Religions, and Ethics" was the topic of discussion during the International Summer Institute organized by the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society (University of Victoria), held at Chateau Whistler (Whistler, British Columbia), 18-27 August 1993." "Leading scholars from Europe, South Asia, the United States, and Canada gathered at Whistler, B.C., to examine the role of religion in shaping people's attitudes and behavior toward the environment, the pressure of increasing population, and the use of earth's resources. To those in developed countries the biggest threat to the environment often seems to be the world's rapidly expanding population. However, from the perspective of developing countries, the problem is not too many people, but the excessive use of the world's resources by the relatively small population of the rich developed countries. It is this double-sided problem that was examined by ethics specialists from the major world religions and the aboriginal traditions, as well as experts in economics, law, family planning, and demography. Also, fellowships had been awarded to eight graduate students from across Canada to enable them to participate." "The event was not an academic conference but a series of working research seminars aimed at producing public-policy recommendations for decision makers in government, religions, corporations, and NGOs. This book presents a public-policy summary of the academic chapters presented at the Summer Institute."--Jacket
The theology of the Chinese Jews, 1000-1850 by Jordan D Paper( )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of Jews in China and explores how their theology's focus on love, rather than on the fear of a non-anthropomorphic God, may speak to contemporary liberal Jews
Ethics and the Old Testament by John Barton( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Barton is convinced that in many areas of ethical enquiry the Old Testament has much to teach us, and he argues his case in this new book, which developed out of lectures given both in Canada and in Oxford. During it he looks again at the Ten Commandments; the narrative about David and his children; the ethical issues of ecology, sexual morality and property; human morality as the express command of God; and the motivation for moral conduct."--BOOK JACKET. "By the end of the book it is clear that although the Old Testament comes to us from a remote, alien and apparently unsophisticated context, the powerful minds who worked on its books still have things to say which remain evocative and suggestive for our own moral enquiries."--Jacket
Religious dimensions of child and family life : reflections on the UN convention on the Rights of the Child by Harold G Coward( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume seeks to examine child and family life from the perspective of various religious traditions in relation to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Special attention is paid to the religions' moral codes of conduct governing parental behaviour, child rearing norms, and the role of children in spiritual practice. Eight of the world's most practised religions are discussed: Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Bahai religion, Chinese popular practice, Hinduism, and North American Native spiritual belief. The purpose is to see where the religions positively support the UNCRC and where they criticize or disagree with the ideas of the Convention. Each religion has very clear notions as to the functioning of the child in the context of the family. When considered in relation to the UN Convention, these ideas provoke a lively discussion."--Jacket
The education of desire : towards a theology of the senses by Timothy Gorringe( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gorringe demonstrates that, in small ways, each of our lives is the exercise of creativity in which God delights, and we are expected to use our gifts. Our senses are part of the radical imaginative gifting of God. We respond in gratitude by using them, Gorringe says, and in doing so, the Spirit prays, knows, and celebrates through us."--Jacket
Hindu-Christian studies bulletin by Ill.) Society for Hindu-Christian Studies (Notre Dame( )

in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is multiculturalism possible? : Victoria perspectives( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christian ethics and human nature by Terence Penelhum( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book (originally delivered as the John Albert Hall Lectures in Victoria, British Columbia) Terence Penelhum identifies what distinguishes the ethics of the Christian from the ethics of a secular world that commonly sees itself as having adopted Christian principles. He also tries to locate the understanding of human nature and its defects which is implied by Christian ethics. In both cases he maintains that there are continuities as well as sharp differences between the moral attitudes and the experiences of secular people and those of Christians." "However, the author's remit extends beyond that of just clarification. In comparing one set of beliefs with others, and in assessing their truth, he tries to see how the Christian view of human nature should respond to the claims of other religions. This leads to a discussion of how the Christian perspective on our nature ought to be affected by the recognition that human nature is part of Nature as a whole. It is suggested that the continuities which exist between the religions and secular moral consciousness can help us to address some of the perplexities that our own place in Nature gives rise to in the Christian mind. The book contributes to a number of significant debates, in moral theology, philosophy, and interfaith dialogue."--Jacket
The price of service : civic values in conflict( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clashing fundamentalisms : when rival truth claims meet head-on( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our communities at times of crisis( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art as an early-warning system( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toward a just society : the interplay of power and influence( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who's planning Victoria's future? : development and the soul of the community( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aging and dying : legal, scientific and religious challanges( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaplains in war and peace : ethical dilemmas of conscience and conflicting professional roles in military chaplaincy in Canada( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginnings : keys that open the Gospels : the 1996 Diocese of British Columbia John Albert Hall lectures at the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society in the University of Victoria by Morna Dorothy Hooker( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anger in our city : youth seeking meaning( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A cross-cultural dialogue on health care ethics
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Hard choices : climate change in CanadaEthics and the Old TestamentThe education of desire : towards a theology of the sensesChristian ethics and human natureBeginnings : keys that open the Gospels : the 1996 Diocese of British Columbia John Albert Hall lectures at the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society in the University of Victoria
Alternative Names
Centre for Studies in Religion and Society

Centre for Studies in Religion and Society in the University of Victoria

Centre for Studies in Religion and Society (University of Victoria (B.C.))

CSRS

University Victoria, British Columbia Centre for Studies in Religion and Society

Languages
English (78)