Traditions of Compassion

From Religious Duty to Social Activism

  • Authors
  • Khen Lampert

Part of the Library of Philosophy and Religion book series (LPR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Divine Compassion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Khen Lampert
      Pages 3-24
    3. Khen Lampert
      Pages 25-44
    4. Khen Lampert
      Pages 45-61
  3. Universal Compassion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Khen Lampert
      Pages 65-84
    3. Khen Lampert
      Pages 85-103
    4. Khen Lampert
      Pages 104-119
  4. Human Compassion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Khen Lampert
      Pages 123-149
    3. Khen Lampert
      Pages 150-175
    4. Khen Lampert
      Pages 176-183
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 184-203

About this book


Throughout history, compassion has stood at the base of the radical cry to change the world order and remedy injustices. It has also been a political tool for society's power-wielders, who have exploited the sense of calling compassion arouses to hide the repressive, belligerent, and manipulative nature of society's power structure. This book analyzes four models of compassion, each representing manifestations of compassion in different cultures and eras: Judeo-Christianity, Buddhism, Modernism, and the author's alternative, a response to neocapitalist postmodernism-radical compassion and its imperative to take action.


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