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dc.contributor.authorVorster, J. M.
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-20T13:04:06Z
dc.date.available2018-11-20T13:04:06Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationVorster, J. M. (2011). A Christian ethical perspective on the moral status of the human embryo. Acta Theologica, 31(1), 189-204.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1015-8758 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2309-9089 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/9567
dc.description.abstractThis investigation focuses on the moral status of the human embryo from a Christian ethical perspective. The central theoretical argument is that the embryo has a particular standing before God and should therefore have a special standing in the eyes of human beings. The article examines three biblical concepts from the perspective of a biblical-theological hermeneutical model in order to unfold this argument. These are: the creation of the human being as a living being with the breath of God (nephesh); the creation of the human being in the image of God; and the biblical view of the human being as a covenantal being. The conclusion reached is that the human embryo must be regarded as a neighbour. Therefore, the commandment of neighbourly love, which is a core characteristic of deontological Christian ethics, should also be extended to include the human embryo.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherFaculty of Theology, University of the Free Stateen_US
dc.subjectHuman embryoen_US
dc.subjectChristian ethicsen_US
dc.subjectMoral statusen_US
dc.titleA Christian ethical perspective on the moral status of the human embryoen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dc.rights.holderFaculty of Theology, University of the Free Stateen_US


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