HUMAN DIGNITY: A GLOBAL ETHICAL PERSPECTIVE

Heinrich Bedford-Strohm

Abstract



In vastly different contexts around the world � such as South Africa and Germany � human
dignity has proved itself to be an important and useful concept. Despite at times being open
to political instrumentalization, Christian theology has also developed a close relationship
to this concept. In this article, a theological interpretation of human dignity is developed by
employing theological concepts such as the image of God, the preferential option for the
poor, the commandment of love and the relational nature of being human.

Keywords


Christian Ethics, Human Dignity, Option for the Poor, Golden Rule, Relationality

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7833/104-0-181

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