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Responsibility
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Responsibility has to do with relations. It speaks of the account we must give for our actions; we are answerable for them. Originally, in law, it meant responsibility to a judge. Have we fulfilled our duties? Have we observed generally acknowledged precepts? In theology we are responsible both to God as the Judge of the world and also to others and to our own conscience. Education will prepare people to …

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Schwartz, Werner, “Responsibility”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 07 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_R.60>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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