A Jesuit priest and Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University Chicago, Fr. Harry Gensler, S.J., is one of the world’s leading authorities on the Golden Rule. Join him in exploring the most universal and profound moral code ever conceived.
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus summarizes the core message of His teaching: “In everything do to others as you would have them do to you.” Confucius said, “What you do not wish for yourself, do not do to others.” These are just a few iterations of the Golden Rule. Indeed, nearly every religion - including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism - embraces the Golden Rule.
Sometimes written as “treat others as you want to be treated,” the Golden Rule is the basis for a powerful ethical system. Under the guidance of Fr. Gensler, you will explore the its applications in philosophy, religion, and modern life.
The Golden Rule can help you better reflect on your daily duties and promote human rights. This 12-lecture course will provide you with firm guidance in applying the Golden Rule wisely and readily in your life.
You will explore four essential areas of the Golden Rule: its basic applications, its history, how it relates to religion, and how to practice it. Come to appreciate the clarity and power of Earth’s most important moral ideal.
This course includes a free PDF study guide prepared by your professor and course producer. This course is part of the Learn25 collection.
"Harry Gensler is the world’s most logical, clear, and good-humored teacher of the Golden Rule. Gensler’s super-clear and sometimes funny visual aids keep you laughing and learning. He clarifies misunderstandings and refutes cheap attacks on the rule, and he brings in practical wisdom, historical information, and diverse religious perspectives. This lecture series is not to be missed." (Jeffrey Wattles, Kent State University)
"Professor Harry Gensler’s life-long fascination with the Golden Rule brings us works that meet the most rigorous scrutiny of philosophers and provide a simple and powerful moral tool any person can apply every day." (Leland R. Beaumont)
"Harry Gensler has done outstanding and extremely important work on the Golden Rule. He gives a compelling defense of the Golden Rule. His work is very clear, very strongly argued, and highly original." (Thomas Carson, Loyola University Chicago)
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