This edition: Ethical Dimension
Probes the ethical dimension in an effort to understand what motivates believers to behave according to their beliefs. Tangible results of belief practices are observed in the building of religious monuments such as pyramids and cathedrals, the observation of prayer rituals, and the committing of terrorist acts, to name a few. The lesson compares religious ethics (proper patterns of action) and rules of ethics in society (law, custom, morals). It also attempts to discern how obligation, responsibility, and punishment are present in religious ethical systems.