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Ausgabe:

Dezember/2015

Spalte:

1429–1431

Kategorie:

Systematische Theologie: Ethik

Autor/Hrsg.:

McCrudden, Christopher [Ed.]

Titel/Untertitel:

Understanding Human Dignity.

Verlag:

Oxford u. a.: Oxford University Press 2013. 743 S. = Proceedings of the British Academy, 192. Geb. £ 110,00. ISBN 978-0-19-726564-2.

Rezensent:

Iben Damgaard

Since the middle of the 20th Century the concept of human dignity has played a both prominent and contested role in debates about political, legal, (bio)ethical, and theological issues, and in recent years there has also been almost an explosion in scholarly writings on various aspects of the problem of dignity. This collection of essays is an important contribution to the interdisciplinary inves­tigation of the meaning and implication of the idea of human dignity. The book’s 39 articles are organized in seven parts explor­i ng respectively: »Historical Perspectives«, »Dignity Critiques«, »Theological Perspectives«, »Philosophical Perspectives«, »Judicial Perspectives«, »Applications«, and »Ways Forward?«. Leading ques-tions throughout the book concern the relation ...


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