The Original Risk: Over-Theologizing Ethics and Under-Theologizing Sin

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Title
The Original Risk: Over-Theologizing Ethics and Under-Theologizing Sin
Journal
Christian Bioethics
Author(s)
Müller Denis
ISSN
1380-3603 / 1744-4195
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2007
Volume
13
Pages
7-23
Language
english
Abstract
The project of articulating a theological ethics on the basis of liturgical anthropology is bound to fail if the necessary consequence is that one has to quit the forum of critical modern rationality. The risk of Engelhardt's approach is to limit rationality to a narrow vision of reason.
Sin is not to be understood as the negation of human holiness, but as the negation of divine holiness. The only way to renew theological ethics is to understand sin as the anthropological and ethical expression of the biblical message of the justification by faith only.
Sin is therefore a secondary category, which can only by interpreted in light of the positive manifestation of liberation, justification, and grace. The central issue of Christian ethics is not ritual purity or morality, but experience, confession and recognition of our own injustice in our dealing with God and men.
Keywords
Theological ethics, Anthropological expression, Ethical expression, Christian ethics,
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Yes
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