The gift of life: Towards an ethic of flourishing personhood (Print copy)
Open access book available at https://books.aosis.co.za/index.php/ob/catalog/book/276
Author: J.M. Vorster
Publication date: 2021
The concept ‘human life’ and what it entails have become a prominent idea in current theological-ethical discourses, especially in the growing Christian reflection on bioethics, eco-ethics, and social justice. Contemporary Christian ethicists focus on concepts such as ‘flourishing life’, ‘happiness’ and ‘joy’, and the means in which these deep human desires can be realised and fulfilled in life today amidst perennial surges of racism, xenophobia, sexism, systemic violence and policies and structures which further poverty and other forms of social injustices. Christian soteriology, and subsequent moral agency, grapples with the question: ... Read more
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