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Dignity of Life
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[German Version]

The heightened sensitivity to ecological issues in the last decades of the 20th century led to the broad acceptance of the earlier expressed feeling (cf. A. Schweitzer's “reverence for life”) that not just human beings but all living things are endowed with dignity and, accordingly, that the human being (as a recipient of dignity) should respect his own dignity as a living being by recognizing and appropriately respecting the dignity of all living things. In doing so, foremost importance is assigned to the task of overcom…

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Herms, Eilert, “Dignity of Life”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_026446>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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