The Practice of Altruism: Caring and Religion in Global Perspective

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The study of altruism and altruistic behavior has caught the attention of social scientists especially in recent years. What motivates individuals to cultivate attitudes and actions that promote the wellbeing of others at the expense of, or at the risk of negative consequences for their own? In our contemporary global society marked by conflict and violence among different sectors of the population in various regions of the world, and wherein religion can be a factor that exacerbates such conflict and violence, harnessing ...

The Practice of Altruism: Caring and Religion in Global Perspective 2008, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne

ISBN-13: 9781847187765

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