Much of the rampant violence in the world seems rooted in religion. Does religous extremism represent an inevitable consequence of firmly held beliefs in life-and-death situations? Is there a way out?
Gathering ethicist and scholars from the three major and often conflicting monotheistic traditions, each was asked to correlate a religious tradition's sacred texts and tradition with the contemporary world's pluralism and claims about the inalienable sanctity and dignity of human life. The result is that the reader sees "human life before God" in new and profound ways.
Contributors include: Hilary Putnman, Abdulaziz Sachedina, Lisa Sowle Cahill, Michael Fishbane, William Schweiker, Tikva Frymer-Kenksy, Michael A. Johnson, Paul Mendes-Flohr, Kevin Jung, Lawrence Vogel, Azizah al-Hibri, David Little, Kohn Kelsay, Seyyed Hossein Nasr.