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Conscience Formation
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[German Version]

The terms conscience training and conscience formation are used interchangeably today. Following J.H. Jung-Stilling the two (Gewissenserziehung and Gewissensbildung) were distinguished, however: conscience formation was associated with the formation of the temperament and the psyche (Gemüt), conscience training, in contrast, with the sharpening of reason and the will. I. Kant still distinguished between conscience cultivation and conscience training. Today, however, the two overlap, though conscience formation often refers to ai…

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Mokrosch, Reinhold, “Conscience Formation”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_08628>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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