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Altruism Reader Selections from Writings on Love, Religion, and Science

ISBN-10: 1599471272

ISBN-13: 9781599471273

Edition: 2007

Authors: Thomas Jay Oord

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The first of its kind, this anthology contains many of the most influential ancient and contemporary perspectives on altruism and love. Selections in The Altruism Reader include essays by philosophers, scientists, theologians, and religious leaders as well as passages from religious texts, such as the Old and New Testaments, the Qur'an, and the Bhagavadgita.
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Templeton Press
Publication date: 11/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Preface
Defining Love
The Core Meaning of "Love"
The Love Racket: Defining Love and Agape for the Love-and-Science Research Program
Ancient Religious Writings on Love
The Hebrew Scriptures: Psalms 100, 107
The Dhammapada: Joy
The Bhagavadgita: The Religion of Faith
The New Testament: Luke 10:25-37, 1 Corinthians 13, 1 John 4:7-21
The Qur'an: The Cow
Teaching Christianity: On Christian Doctrine
Summa Theologica: The Treatise on Charity
Agape and Eros: Excerpts
Love in Any Language
Contemporary Religious Writings on Love
Loyalty: The Calling of the People of God
Understanding Our Fundamental Nature
Ahimsa: The Path of Harmlessness
The Incarnation
Agapeistic Ethics
Philia
Kenotic Creation and Divine Action
Kenosis: Gender Connotations
Love in Islam
The Physics of Altruism
Ethics, Cosmology, and Theories of God
The Biology of Altruism
Evolutionary Ethics
The Selfish Gene: Excerpts
The Robustness of Reciprocity
Getting Along
Bentham's Corpse
The Four Paths to Cooperation
Altruism in the Social Sciences
Affect and Prosocial Responding
Aversive-Arousal Reduction
Triangulating Love
Saving Others: Was It Opportunity or Character?
Progress through Love