Journal Article

Cue the Chorus

Robin W. Lovin

in Journal of the American Academy of Religion

Published on behalf of American Academy of Religion

Volume 78, issue 1, pages 259-264
Published in print March 2010 | ISSN: 0002-7189
Published online January 2010 | e-ISSN: 1477-4585 | DOI:
Cue the Chorus

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The three essays by Dunn, Rapp, and Decosimo show us how comparative religious ethics is developing as a field of study. Those who do comparison today are less concerned with methods and theories than with finding an angle of vision that enables readers to locate themselves in moral reality. Precisely because resemblance is ubiquitous, as Decosimo says, comparisons do not form themselves and wait to be discovered. Comparisons are the product of the comparativist's own moral purpose. Like the chorus in Euripides' dramas, the comparative ethicist shows possibilities for recovering the moral equilibrium that is lost when we see how different things can be from how they safely seem to us in daily life.

Journal Article.  2163 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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