1887

n In die Skriflig - Providence, conscience of liberty and benevolence - the implications of Luther's and Calvin's views on natural law for fundamental rights : research article

Volume 41, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1018-6441
  • E-ISSN: 2305-0853

Abstract


Prof. Johan van der Vyver het onlangs die behoefte aan 'n Skriftuurlike grondslag vir menseregte geïdentifiseer. In hierdie artikel word geargumenteer dat Luther en Calvyn se Ciceroniaanse herinterpretasie van die Thomisme tesame met hulle evangeliese perspektiewe, baie belangrike moontlikhede geopen het vir die bepaling van die morele konteks van 'n Skriftuurlike basis vir fundamentele regte en verpligtinge. Die implikasies van sowel Luther as Calvyn se standpunte oor fundamentele pligte en geregtigheid veronderstel 'n morele konteks van waaruit aangeleenthede met betrekking tot menseregte benader kan word. In dáárdie opsig het Luther en Calvyn se standpunte steeds baie vir die onderwerp van 'n evangeliese benadering tot menseregte te sê.

Prof. Johan van der Vyver recently identified a need for a Scriptural foundation of human rights. In this article it is argued that together with their evangelical perspectives, Luther's and Calvin's Ciceronian re-interpretation of Thomism produced very important perspectives for establishing the moral context of a Scriptural basis for fundamental rights and duties. The implications of the views of both Luther and Calvin on fundamental duties and justice presuppose a moral context from which issues related to human rights can be approached. In that regard the views of Luther and Calvin still have much to contribute towards developing an evangelical approach to human rights.

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