6 color plates; 4 b&w plates

Poetry of Morality, the Religions, and Compassion

By Patrick C Pietroni



The framework of these short volumes introduces the reader to the specific focus of each book. The accompanying poems and images offer an aesthetic and emotional experience.

This particular volume focuses on the emergence of the major religions in human societies and explores how these religions agree that compassion is among the highest of human virtues. This has become known as the Golden Rule—that one should treat others as one wishes to be treated oneself. However, evidence suggests that as humans we struggle to put compassion into action. Therefore, as we are exploring the Golden Rule, it is also necessary to examine the problem of evil.

Subjects: PoetryPhilosophy

Contributor Bios
Professor Patrick Pietroni, DSc (Hon), FRCP, FRCGP, MFPH, lives in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK—the birthplace of Charles Darwin—as well as in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he is currently the director of the Centre for the Study of Compassion at the University of New Mexico. Pietroni has published several books and numerous academic articles. He founded and was editor of the Journal of Interprofessional Care, the International Journal of Cuban Studies, and the Journal of Psychological Therapies in Primary Care.