Ethical religion / by William Mackintire Salter
- Salter, William Mackintire, 1853-1931
- Boston : Roberts Brothers, 1889.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (iv, 332 pages)
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- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- Ethical religion -- The ideal element in morality -- What is a moral action? -- Is there a higher law? -- Is there anything absolute about morality? -- Darwinism in ethics -- The social ideal -- The rights of labor -- Personal morality -- On some features of the ethics of Jesus -- Does the ethics of Jesus satisfy the needs of our time? -- Good Friday from a modern standpoint -- The success and the failure of Protestantism -- Why Unitarianism fails to satisfy -- The basis of the ethical movement -- The supremacy of ethics -- The true basis of religious union.
- "This book is made up of lectures given, for the most part, before the Society for Ethical Culture of Chicago. The premise tying all of these lectures together is that while not all religions teach morality, they are all based on ethical principles; that it is one's duty to obey the laws of ethics whether or not one professes a religion; and that men who would not obey them could do no good either to themselves or to others, in this world or the next. Proponents of ethical religion believe that man ought to abide by the laws of morality and that if he does not, it will mean an end to all order in the world and ultimate destruction. Moral action, ethics, Darwinism, the social ideal, personal morality, the ethics of Jesus, the failure of Protestantism and Unitarianism, and the basis of the ethical movement are among the topics discussed." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).
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