"Religious Ethics", like all other disciplines of Applied Ethics (such as "Medical Ethics" or "Business Ethics") handles a specific field of action: Its subject is the area of religious practice. It discusses ethical questions in connection with the religious practice, regardless of the concrete contents of faith and truth claims of different religions: What can religions contribute to a good personal life (individual ethics) and righteous coexistence (social ethics)? Are religious people happier than non-religious people and how is our society dependent on religion as a source of morality? The book analyses the various arguments using examples of fundamentalism, the burqa ban, terminations of pregnancy and teachings in religion and ethics and helps to structure current social discussions.
Prof. Dr. Dagmar Fenner teaches Ethics at the Universities of Tübingen and Basel.