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Bridging Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism with Virtue Ethics

  • Richard Wade
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Part of the International Handbooks of Religion and Education book series (IHRE, volume 4)

Abstract

Virtue ethics/character ethics is concerned for the good and happiness of the person, and what it is to be a well-balanced individual. The concept of virtue ethics/character ethics is explored within Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism, and in so doing, to find links and common ground between them. The method is descriptive and uses virtue ethics/character ethics as a category and bridge that crosses all the three religious traditions.

Keywords

Virtues Character Beatitudes Aquinas Happiness Noble Ghazali Buddhism Islam Dharrma 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Australian Catholic UniversityBallaratAustralia

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