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Algemeen of bijzonder Christelijke ethiek in een moderne cultuur

W. H. Velema (Emeritus - hoogleraar)
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 32, No 4 | a1660 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v32i4.1660 | © 1970 W. H. Velema (Emeritus - hoogleraar) | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 13 June 1998 | Published:

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W. H. Velema (Emeritus - hoogleraar),, South Africa

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Abstract

In this article the author investigates the relation between faith/revelation on the one hand and ethics on the other; the relation between the "particular” and the “general”. It is argued that Rendtorff and Pannen­berg are basically in agreement that ethics does not depend on Christian faith and divine revelation, although there is a connection between the two. On the other hand, the author of this article (in agreement with Douma) relates faith/revelation and ethics very closely: ethics is directed by a life and world view - a stance illustrated by a discussion on abortion and euthanasia. The issue of consensus on moral issues between Christians and non-Christians should be resolved from the perspective of the general goodness of God and his law, given to all men.

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