%0 Journal Article
%T Persia and the Golden Rule
%J Religious Inquiries
%I University of Religions and Denominations (URD)
%Z 2322-4894
%A J. Gensler, Harry
%D 2013
%\ 01/01/2013
%V 2
%N 3
%P 29-46
%! Persia and the Golden Rule
%R
%X My paper has two parts. First, I talk about the golden rule. After introducing the rule and its global importance, I explain why many scholars dismiss it as a vague proverb that leads to absurdities when we try to formulate it clearly. I defend the golden rule against such objections. Second, I talk about the golden rule in Persia and Islam; I consider Persian sources (Muslim and non-Muslim) and also non-Persian Muslim sources. I show that the golden rule is deeply rooted in Persia and Islam. And I point out special ways that this traditionâ€™s understanding of the golden rule can contribute to those outside this tradition.
%U http://ri.urd.ac.ir/article_6278_2f7e25e6e7d262cda9a2e2afb0d8c555.pdf