By Michael York
This publication is the 1st accomplished exam of the moral parameters of paganism whilst regarded as an international faith along Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism and Buddhism. the problems of evil, worth and idolatry from a pagan viewpoint are analyzed as a part of the Western moral culture from the Sophists and Platonic colleges during the philosophers Spinoza, Hume, Kant and Nietzsche to such modern thinkers as Grayling, Mackie, MacIntyre, Habermas, Levinas, Santayana, and so on. From a more effective standpoint, a delineation of utilized pagan ethics is then provided in reference to present ethical concerns comparable to same-sex union, leisure medicines, environmental know-how, abortion and terrorism. eventually, overviews of sectarian pagan ethics (Shinto, Santeria, Heathenism, Druidry, Romuva, Slavic, Kemeticism, Classical and Wicca) offer either the final and pagan reader with an knowing of the provocative diversity and differentiation of pagan moral concept. The publication ways the Western moral culture as an historic improvement and a continuous discussion. the newness of this technique lies in its attention of paganism as a sound voice of non secular spirituality instead of a satanic aberration or ridiculous infantile habit. The publication is aimed toward either the modern Western pagan and someone with an curiosity within the ethical dilemmas of our occasions and the will to interact within the international moral dialogue. one of the extra vital positive factors of the booklet are its presentation of a re-examination of idolatry, the proposal of the advantage price, the richness of the pagan culture, and the growth of Western ethics past its Christian heritage.