This ebook is the 1st complete exam of the moral parameters of paganism whilst regarded as a global faith along Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism and Buddhism. the problems of evil, price and idolatry from a pagan viewpoint are analyzed as a part of the Western moral culture from the Sophists and Platonic colleges throughout the philosophers Spinoza, Hume, Kant and Nietzsche to such modern thinkers as Grayling, Mackie, MacIntyre, Habermas, Levinas, Santayana, and so on. From a more effective standpoint, a delineation of utilized pagan ethics is then offered in reference to present ethical matters comparable to same-sex union, leisure medicinal drugs, environmental know-how, abortion and terrorism. ultimately, overviews of sectarian pagan ethics (Shinto, Santeria, Heathenism, Druidry, Romuva, Slavic, Kemeticism, Classical and Wicca) supply either the overall and pagan reader with an figuring out of the provocative diversity and differentiation of pagan moral proposal. The e-book techniques the Western moral culture as an historic improvement and a continuous discussion. the newness of this process lies in its attention of paganism as a valid voice of non secular spirituality instead of a satanic aberration or ridiculous infantile habit. The publication is geared toward either the modern Western pagan and someone with an curiosity within the ethical dilemmas of our instances and the will to interact within the international moral dialogue. one of the extra vital positive factors of the booklet are its presentation of a re-assessment of idolatry, the idea of the advantage worth, the richness of the pagan culture, and the growth of Western ethics past its Christian history.