Religion Past and Present

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I. Philosophy – II. Dogmatics – III. Ethics

I. Philosophy

A good is something we actively pursue for ourselves (Action: I). Obviously there are different kinds of goods that we pursue: prosperity, health, development of our talents, friendship, professional success, the joy of love, long life, etc. Classically (Plato, Laws 697b, 743e) goods can be divided into three classes: external goods, goods of the body, such as health, and goods of the soul, such as friendship and justice. …

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Himmelmann, Beatrix, Slenczka, Notger and Herms, Eilert, “Goods”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 11 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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