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Author(s): dos Santos-Stubbe, Chirly
Concept 1. a) For the intentional termination of one's own life, there are a number of synonymous expressions in English: suicide, self-destruction, free death. Some of these expressions have been coined by religion, philosophy, and law, so that they are powerfully suggestive of moral value, often with the connotation of ‘murder of oneself’ (as in German Selbstmord, Dutch zelfmoord, etc.). Condemned by both religion and law, Latin sui cidium or sui caedere means ‘killing of oneself’; ‘suicide’ was used for the first time in 1177. Shrouding of Suicide b) The problems to be associate…


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Author(s): dos Santos-Stubbe, Chirly | Honecker, Martin
[German Version] I. Religious Studies – II. Systematic Theology I. Religious Studies Honor, a dignity accorded all human beings, has profound sociocultural and religious significance. It constitutes the recognition of personal or group integrity and is expressed not quantitatively but qualitatively. Ambition, vanity, and pride are attitudes that can disrupt the relationship of individuals to their honor. In social and religious groups, the honor code plays a major role in the integration, control, and del…