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I. Ethics – II. Education – III. Practical Theology

I. Ethics

With regard to processes in general, “achievement” refers to their efficacy. Ethics, however, speaks of achievement only with regard to actions (Action) – and not actions in general, but only actions that are ethically justified. This is possible only when two conditions are met. First: It must be possible to distinguish the ethically justified actions from others. A criterion is required …

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Herms, Eilert and Nipkow, Karl E., “Achievement”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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