THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HUMAN AND NON-HUMAN DIGNITY
Abstractlegal discourse that directs itself to the whole of creation, rather than only to human society’s dependence on its natural environment or its survival. A conception of dignity is therefore needed that will be able to relate human and non-human dignity. This article proposes a multi-relational understanding of dignity based on a reading of the Genesis narrative, as well as other major themes of Scripture. It entails that human and non-human dignity ought to be understood and evaluated in terms of the dignity of the entirety.
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