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Lifestyle/Conduct of Life
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I. Terminology – II. Aesthetics – III. Christian Theology

I. Terminology

The term conduct of life was already used in the Early Church (Jerome) for the view that an individual's personal life may differ from the lives of others. It is not destined to be at the mercy of the individual's own natural and social development: he or she experiences his being as a being to which he can relate, which he can actively shape in freedom and responsibility. This presupposes that human …

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Gräb-Schmidt, Elisabeth, “Lifestyle/Conduct of Life”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 03 December 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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