TOWARDS A CHRISTIAN VISION AS THE BASIS FOR ETHICAL DECISIONS

Patrick J Hartin

Abstract


One of the great tragedies of the South African context has been the way the Bible was used to justify the ideology of apartheid. This South African context provides the impetus for the problematic of this paper, which examines how the misuse of the Bible could be avoided. Using the thought of Charles E Curran, it is argued that a Christian vision provides the necessary background for making any application from the Bible. Such a Christian vision can be constructed from the Scriptures to form a framework for all ethical decision making. The purpose of such a vision enables the Christian to understand the world and to view moral actions within this perspective.

Keywords


Christian vision; ethical decisions; apartheid; use of the scriptures

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7833/42-0-1670

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