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"Poverty and Morality: Religious and Secular Perspectives," Edited by William A. Galston and Peter H. Hoffenberg

Ethics & International Affairs, Volume 27.1 (Spring 2013)

February 14, 2013

Poverty and Morality: Religious and Secular Perspectives

Poverty and Morality: Religious and Secular Perspectives, edited by William A. Galston and Peter H. Hoffenberg (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010), 312 pp., $97 cloth, $29.99 paper.

Deen K. Chatterjee (Reviewer)

This latest in the Ethikon Series in Comparative Ethics offers a valuable collection of articles for understanding the normative dimensions of poverty. Covering the six major religious traditions and such secular perspectives as classical liberalism, contemporary liberal egalitarianism, Marxism, and feminism, the book also contains a chapter on the natural law tradition and an opening chapter by Sakiko Fukuda-Parr on the nature and trends of global poverty and inequality from the perspective of developmental economics.

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