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Theology

Dietrich Rössler

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Gesammelte Aufsätze zur Ethik
Hrsg. v. Friedemann Voigt

[Accepted Dependancy. Collected Essays on Ethics.]

2011. X, 300 pages.
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Published in German.
The theologian and physician Dietrich Rössler interprets the current ethical debates as discourses on the understanding of human beings and the reality of their lives. He shows the contrast between the anthropological category of the totality of man and the dogmatic and scientific reductions of the concept of man. In the perception and portrayal of this totality there is at the same time a religious attitude and the Protestant signature of an ethics of humanity.
The theologian and physician Dietrich Rössler interprets the current ethical debates as discourses on the understanding of human beings and the reality of their lives. He sees the present moral pluralism as an expression of varying life concepts. It is not the abolition but rather the human configuration of pluralism which is the goal of his ethics of compromise. It is the situation in which a physician has to take action which exemplifies the ethical challenge of the present: What is concerned here is the preservation and creation of humanity in a science- and technology-oriented civilization. The author shows the contrast between the anthropological category of the totality of man and the dogmatic and scientific reductions of the concept of man. In the perception and portrayal of this totality there is at the same time a religious attitude and the Protestant signature of an ethics of humanity.
Authors/Editors

Dietrich Rössler Geboren 1927; Dr. med. und Dr. theol.; Professor emeritus für Praktische Theologie an der Universität Tübingen.

Friedemann Voigt Geboren 1967; Dr. theol.; Privatdozent für Systematische Theologie und Leiter der Forschergruppe »Religion in bioethischen Diskursen« an der Universität München.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Nachrichten d. Evang.-Luth. Kirche — 67 (2012), S. 139 (Stefan Koch)