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n Koers : Bulletin for Christian Scholarship = Koers : Bulletin vir Christelike Wetenskap - Human personhood and social benevolence - reformational reflections on the right to human dignity : research article

Volume 72, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0023-270X
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Abstract


Ten spyte van die akademiese belangstelling in menseregte in reformatories-evangeliese kringe die afgelope 100 jaar, is die bestaan, noodsaak en belang van sodanige regte, in besonder die reg op menslike waardigheid, nie van 'n onderliggende Skriftuurlike grondslag vir die verstaan en beoordeling van so-danige regte voorsien nie. In hierdie artikel word die reformatoriese perspektiewe van Martin Luther aangewend en ontwikkel ten einde 'n morele raamwerk vir die mens se reg op waardigheid daar te stel asook vir die bepaling van die betekenis en omvang daarvan as 'n fundamentele menslike, politieke en juridiese waarde.

In spite of the academic interest in human rights in reformational-evangelical circles during the past 100 years, the existence, necessity and importance of such rights, in particular the right to human dignity, have not been provided with an underlying Scriptural foundation for the understanding and evaluation of these rights. In this article the reformational perspectives of Martin Luther are utilised and developed in order to establish a moral framework for the human right to dignity and for determining its meaning and purview as a foundational human, political and legal value.

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