The Sacredness of the Person

Conventional Wisdom Holds That Human Rights Emerged From The Spirit Of The French Revolution, Itself A Political Expression Of The French Enlightenment, Which Was Commonly Seen As Anticlerical And Anti Christian And Antireligious An Alternative Interpretation Contends That The Current Human Rights Regime Is The Result Of The Judeo Christian Tradition, Paved By The Understanding Of The Human Person Imparted By The Christian Gospels Drawing On Sociologists Such As Durkheim And Weber And Troetsch, Joas Sets Out A New Path And Proposes An Alternative Genealogy He Proposes That The Modern Belief In Human Rights And Universal Human Dignity Is The Result Of A Process Of Sacralization, In Which Every Single Human Being Has Increasingly Been Viewed As Sacred Two Milestones Of This Process In The Modern Era, Joas Points Out, Were The Abolition Of Torture And Slavery Common Practices In The Pre 18th Century West This Process Of Sacralization Culminates In The 1948 Universal Declaration Of Human Rights, Demonstrating How Values What Joas Calls Value Generalization Can Shift Over Time And Reflect Human Progress.The Sacredness of the Person

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  • Paperback
  • 219 pages
  • The Sacredness of the Person
  • Hans Joas
  • English
  • 14 December 2017
  • 9781589019690

10 thoughts on “The Sacredness of the Person

  1. says:

    Like Tiryakian said in his review, a small book with big ideas Finally got to read the book after almost four years I never thought about the philosophical theological metaphysical foundations for an idea of human right I have found no interest in popular polemical talks about the H.R stuff, and thought the many discussions on it from a philosophic perspective was like attempts to rationalize the idea when you already accepts it undeniably What Hans Joas has done is none of this A historical theologian or a sociologist of religion, he is well aware of the historical quality of the political correctness of the idea of H.R So instead of giving another justificatory account for the H.R as some sort of eternity, he treats as an emergent phenomenon and contextualizes it against the background of the sacralization of the person in the modern time In other words, if we take the starting point to be competing theories or metaphysical claims of personhood, and recognize that there are traditio...

  2. says:

    Interesting look at how we moved toward a sacralization of the person Highly recommend

  3. says:

    Investigates origins of sacralization of persons.

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