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Social Ethics
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1. General

1.1. Term

Though the term “social ethics” occurred in the 19th century, development of this field as a theological discipline took place only in the 20th century. In ethics a distinction is usually made between individual and social ethics (Ethics 7.1.2). But the distinction should not become separation, for individual ethics, having to do with the conduct of individuals in their own fields of activity and the pertinent attitudes, virtues, and duties involved, cannot be divorced from …

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Bedford-Strohm, Heinrich, Curran, Charles E., De La Torre, Miguel A., Hinga, Teresia, Roxborogh, John and Evers, Georg, “Social Ethics”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 11 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_SI.20>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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