Introduction

Nenad Polgar, Sigrid Müller, Katharina Mairinger, Todd A. Salzman

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Abstract

Two generations after the proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, there is a need to evaluate what has been achieved when it comes to discussions on human dignity and human rights in terms of their foundations and applications. This issue of the Interdisciplinary Journal for Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society addresses this task from the point of view of theological ethics and religious studies. Part One of this collection provides a solid foundation for defining human dignity and promoting human rights. Part Two demonstrates how this foundation can be applied to current and pressing ethical, legal, and theological issues confronting humanity, by addressing four exemplary issues (homosexuality, gender, migrants, and climate change). Combined, these essays point a way forward for the ongoing development of a comprehensive, comprehensible, consistent, and credible definition of human dignity and human rights and their role in addressing ongoing ethical, legal, and theological issues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalInterdisciplinary Journal for Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Religious studies
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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