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Traditions of Compassion

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Throughout history, compassion has stood at the base of the radical cry to change the world order and remedy injustices. It has al... Lire la suite
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Throughout history, compassion has stood at the base of the radical cry to change the world order and remedy injustices. It has also been a political tool for society's power-wielders, who have exploited the sense of calling compassion arouses to hide the repressive, belligerent, and manipulative nature of society's power structure. This book analyzes four models of compassion, each representing manifestations of compassion in different cultures and eras: Judeo-Christianity, Buddhism, Modernism, and the author's alternative, a response to neocapitalist postmodernism-radical compassion and its imperative to take action.

Auteur
KHEN LAMPERT is Lecturer at the Tel-Aviv University Department of East-Asian Studies, Tel-Aviv University, Israel. His areas of expertise are philosophy; critical theory; East-Asian cultures; and history of ideas. For over twenty years, concurrent with his academic activities, he has worked with children in underprivileged neighbourhoods in Israel (both Jewish and Arabs), in a wide range of capacities (counsellor, co-ordinator, instructor, director). He is the author of Compassionate Education: Prolegomena for Radical Schooling (2003) and the co-author of A Voice Unheard: Insight to Children's Distress (2005) (Hebrew).

Contenu
Introduction PART I: DIVINE COMPASSION The Compassionate God Human Divinity Seeds of Anti-Compassion PART II: UNIVERSAL COMPASSION Indiscriminate Compassion The Buddhist Ideal Compassion without Teeth PART III: HUMAN COMPASSION The Fragmentation of Compassion Compassion Revisited Conclusion Endnotes Bibliography

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Titre: Traditions of Compassion
Sous-titre: From Religious Duty to Social Activism
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9780230503755
ISBN: 978-0-230-50375-5
Protection contre la copie numérique: filigrane numérique
Format: eBook (pdf)
Editeur: Palgrave Macmillan
Genre: Religion, théologie
nombre de pages: 224
Parution: 16.12.2005
Année: 2005
Sous-titre: Englisch
Taille de fichier: 0.9 MB

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