Religion and Human Rights

Euthanasia, Abortion, Death Penalty and Religion - The Right to Life and its Limitations

International Empirical Research

Editors: Ziebertz, Hans-Georg, Zaccaria, Francesco (Eds.)

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  • Explores how young people legitimize the boundaries of the right to life
  • Presents unique empirical research among youth
  • Offers insights from different religious and cultural backgrounds
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This book considers how the termination of life might be accepted in the view of a general obligation to protect life. It features more than 10 papers written by scholars from 14 countries that offer international comparative empirical research. Inside, readers will find case studies from such areas as: India, Chile, Germany, Italy, England, Palestine, Lithuania, Nigeria, and Poland.

The papers focus on three limitations of the right to life: the death penalty, abortion, and euthanasia. The contributors explore how young people understand and evaluate the right to life and its limitations. The book presents unique empirical research among today's youth and reveals that, among other concepts, religiosity matters. It provides insight into the acceptance, perception, and legitimation of human rights by people from different religious and cultural backgrounds.

This investigation rigorously tests for inter-individual differences regarding political and judicial rights on religious grounds, while controlling for other characteristics. It will help readers better understand the many facets of this fundamental, yet controversial, philosophical question. The volume will be of interest to students, researchers, as well as general readers searching for answers.

About the authors

Prof. Dr. Hans-Georg Ziebertz is Professor for Practical Theology, University of Würzburg, Germany. He is coordinator of the international research project “Religion and Human Rights”, many publications on these issues.
Francesco Zaccaria is Adjunct Professor of Pastoral Theology, Apulian Theological Faculty, Bari, Italy.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • The Right to Life Questioned. Introductory Remarks

    Pages 1-12

    Ziebertz, Hans-Georg (et al.)

  • Religion and the Right to (Dispose of) Life: A Study of the Attitude of Christian, Muslim and Hindu Students in India Concerning Death Penalty, Euthanasia and Abortion

    Pages 13-63

    Anthony, Francis-Vincent (et al.)

  • The Right to Life Among Chilean Youth

    Pages 65-81

    Manzi, Jorge (et al.)

  • Human Dignity, Religious Ethics or Hedonism – What Can Predict Young People’s Attitudes in Germany Towards the Right to Life in the Cases of Euthanasia and Abortion?

    Pages 83-104

    Ziebertz, Hans-Georg

  • The Impact of Religion on Attitudes Towards Abortion and Euthanasia. An Empirical Study Among Italian Students

    Pages 105-137

    Zaccaria, Francesco (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Euthanasia, Abortion, Death Penalty and Religion - The Right to Life and its Limitations
Book Subtitle
International Empirical Research
Editors
  • Hans-Georg Ziebertz
  • Francesco Zaccaria
Series Title
Religion and Human Rights
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-98773-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-98773-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-98772-9
Series ISSN
2510-4306
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 306
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations
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