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To Heal a Fractured World: The Ethics of Responsibility

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One of the most respected religious thinkers of our time makes an impassioned plea for the return of religion to its true purpose—as a partnership with God in the work of ethical and moral living.

What are our duties to others, to society, and to humanity? How do we live a meaningful life in an age of global uncertainty and instability? In To Heal a Fractured World, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks offers answers to these questions by looking at the ethics of responsibility. In his signature plainspoken, accessible style, Rabbi Sacks shares with us traditional interpretations of the Bible, Jewish law, and theology, as well as the works of philosophers and ethicists from other cultures, to examine what constitutes morality and moral behavior. “We are here to make a difference,” he writes, “a day at a time, an act at a time, for as long as it takes to make the world a place of justice and compassion.” He argues that in today’s religious and political climate, it is more important than ever to return to the essential understanding that “it is by our deeds that we express our faith and make it real in the lives of others and the world.”

To Heal a Fractured World—inspirational and instructive, timely and timeless—will resonate with people of all faiths.

From the Hardcover edition.

Synopsis:

What are our duties to others, to society, and to humanity? How do we live a meaningful life in an age of global uncertainty and instability? In To Heal a Fractured World, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks offers answers to these questions by looking at the ethics of

Synopsis:

"I have rarely met anyone who combines spirituality, intelligence, wisdom,

and compassion in quite the way Dr. Jonathan Sacks does. He has taught me

so much about the Abrahamic faiths. He is truly a spiritual Master, which

is why I believe he can be called Mahatma, or Great Soul."

--Professor Akbar Ahmed, Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies, American University

"Upon receiving this latest volume by Rabbi Sacks, I appreciated again his

well-deserved reputation for marrying high content to elegant style. There

are no pious preachments here, and no self-conscious intellectual

posturings. To Heal a Fractured World is carefully reasoned yet warm,

intellectually engaging, and entirely quotable."

--Dr. Norman Lamm, Chancellor, Yeshiva University

From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Jonathan Sacks has been Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of Great Britain and the Commonwealth since 1991 and has received honorary degrees from universities around the world. He is the award-winning author of a dozen previous books, writes frequently for The Times (London) and other periodicals, and is heard regularly on the BBC. Rabbi Sacks was knighted in 2005. He lives in London.

From the Hardcover edition.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Part 1: The Call to Responsibility

1 The Ethics of Responsibility

2 Faith as Protest

3 Charity as Justice

4 Love as Deed

5 Sanctifying the Name

6 Mending the World

7 Like a Single Soul

8 The Kindness of Strangers

9 Responsibility for Society

Part 2: The Theology of Responsibility

10 The Birth of Responsibility

11 Divine Initiative, Human Initiative

12 The Holy and the Good

13 The Monotheistic Imagination

14 The Faith of God

15 Redeeming Evil

Part 3: The Responsible Life

16 Transforming Suffering

17 The Chaos Theory of Virtue

18 The Kind of Person We Are

19 Who Am I?

20 On Dreams and Responsibilities

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375425196
Subtitle:
The Ethics of Responsibility
Publisher:
Schocken Books
Author:
Sacks, Jonathan
Author:
Jonathan Sacks
Author:
Sacks, Rabbi Jonathan
Subject:
Religion-Judaism - General
Subject:
Religion : Judaism - General
Subject:
Religion : Judaism - Theology
Subject:
Religion : Ethics
Subject:
Judaism - Theology
Subject:
Ethics
Subject:
Judaism - General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20070206
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
288

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"Synopsis" by , What are our duties to others, to society, and to humanity? How do we live a meaningful life in an age of global uncertainty and instability? In To Heal a Fractured World, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks offers answers to these questions by looking at the ethics of
"Synopsis" by , "I have rarely met anyone who combines spirituality, intelligence, wisdom,

and compassion in quite the way Dr. Jonathan Sacks does. He has taught me

so much about the Abrahamic faiths. He is truly a spiritual Master, which

is why I believe he can be called Mahatma, or Great Soul."

--Professor Akbar Ahmed, Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies, American University

"Upon receiving this latest volume by Rabbi Sacks, I appreciated again his

well-deserved reputation for marrying high content to elegant style. There

are no pious preachments here, and no self-conscious intellectual

posturings. To Heal a Fractured World is carefully reasoned yet warm,

intellectually engaging, and entirely quotable."

--Dr. Norman Lamm, Chancellor, Yeshiva University

From the Hardcover edition.

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