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Christian ethics in the face of secularism

Jakobus M. Vorster
Verbum et Ecclesia | Vol 33, No 2 | a730 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v33i2.730 | © 2012 Jakobus M. Vorster | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 13 April 2012 | Published: 06 December 2012

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This article deals with the implications of modern secularism for the concept of Christian ethics. How does the decline of Christianity in modern Western societies impede the validity of a Christian ethical approach to contemporary social issues? The concept secularism is explained. The argument then moves to the meta-theory of Christian ethics, namely the revelation of God as it is expressed in the


Christian ethics; revelation; natural law; scripture; incarnate word


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