SOUTH AFRICAN ELITES AND CHRISTIAN ETHICS (I) - PERSONAL ETICS

J. Kinghorn, H.J. Kotze

Abstract


South Africa is generally seen as a country in which religious values playa significant
role, panicularly Christian values. Such statements are, however, extremely difficult to
qualify adequately. In this anicle the results from a national survey among elites
conducted in both 1994 and 1995 are employed to gain some insight into the role the
Christian faith plays with regard to ethical issues in the process of policy-making in
South Africa. The anicle is a presentation of data which may contribute to a better
understanding of the influence of Christian norms and beliefs in the area of personal
ethics, whereas civil and social issues are dealt with in a following anicle.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7833/62-0-630

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