Ethics Informed by Awe

By Robert Pollack

Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute, October 2009

The author asserts that although the living world is intrinsically imperfect, we can see the grounds for awe in what we may choose to do. To be a serious religious person in awe of God, one must be willing to step outside of the biological constraints of natural selection in order to choose an action that confronts Hillel's famous three questions shaping ethical behavior.

Topic: Theology, Morality, Ethics

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.40/no.663

Page Number(s): 5-6

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Pollack, Robert. Ethics Informed by Awe. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute. October 2009: 5-6. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6977


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