The Golden Rule: A Moral Ideal for the World

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The Golden Rule: A Moral Ideal for the World

  • Professor of Philosophy, Loyola University Chicago
12 Lectures (5 Discs) Including Electronic Study Guide
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In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus summarizes the core message of His teaching: “In everything do to others as you would have them do to you” (Mt 7:12). This idea, called the Golden Rule, is foundational to the Christian life. Now, you can to join one of the world’s leading authorities on the Golden Rule in applying these words to your daily life.

Sometimes written as “treat others as you want to be treated,” the Golden Rule is the basis for a powerful ethical system. Under the guidance of Fr. Harry Gensler, S.J., you will explore its applications in Scripture, philosophy, and modern life.

The Golden Rule can help you better reflect on your daily duties and promote human rights. This 12-lecture course will provide you with firm guidance in applying the Golden Rule wisely and readily in your life.

Nearly every religion—including Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism—embraces the Golden Rule. It thus provides a common ethical standard with which to engage in interreligious dialogue in our increasingly diverse world.

You will explore four essential areas of the Golden Rule: its basic applications, how it relates to religion, practicing the Golden Rule, and its history. This course is perfect for Christians looking to expand their knowledge of philosophy while engaging more deeply in the world. Come to appreciate the clarity and power of Earth’s most important moral ideal: the Golden Rule.

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1) You can check your order confirmation email. It will include a link that enables you to download your guide.2) The back of your program package also contains a copy of this link. You can access your guide by simply entering this URL into your browser.3) Your case of CDs or DVDs will contain a copy of your electronic guide on CD. Simply insert this disc into your computer's CD/DVD drive to access your guide.

Topic Titles
Topic Titles
  • Introduction
  • Fallacies
  • Stories
  • Christianity
  • Interfaith Dialogue
  • Non-Christian Faiths
  • Moral Education
  • Egoism and Evolution
  • Applied Ethics
  • Before 1900
  • The Slavery Debate
  • Since 1900
About Your Presenter

Fr. Harry J. Gensler, S.J., Ph.D., is a leading authority on Catholic philosophy, a Jesuit priest, and a Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University Chicago. He has a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Michigan (1977), a Master of Divinity from Loyola University Chicago, and an M.A. in Philosophy from Wayne State University. He co-edited the first and only general Anthology of Catholic Philosophy, and his corresponding historical Christian Thinkers course is especially popular among Jesuit graduate students. He has published fourteen books, including Ethics: A Contemporary Introduction, Introduction to Logic, and Ethics and the Golden Rule, all with Routledge Press. His newest book is Ethics and Religion (Cambridge University Press, 2016).

Praise for Harry Gensler

“Gensler is the world’s most logical, clear, and good-humored teacher of the golden rule. Gensler’s super-clear and sometimes funny visual aids keep you laughing and learning. He clarifies misunderstandings and refutes cheap attacks on the rule; and he brings in practical wisdom, historical information, and diverse religious perspectives. This lecture series is not to be mi...

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"Treat Others Only as You Consent to being Treated in the Same Situation" (Gensler 2013: 19).
This insight will condense my thoughts about Professor Gensler Golden Rule life's work.

"Every person who is in training for wisdom, leading a blameless, irreproachable life, chooses to neither commit injustice nor return in to others."
Philo of Alexandria - Special Laws

Thank you for a fine a clear insights.

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Review by Tamara (Posted on 10/3/2017)
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