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THE COMMUNICATIONAL BIBLICAL MOTIVE OF SELF-PERFECTION IN AN ETHICAL REFLECTION ON SIN, SHAME, REMORSE AND FORGIVENESS

Milan Petričković ; Faculty of Political Science, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia


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Abstract

The generically determined purposefulness of moral self-perfection of man, as an important paradigm of Christian philosophy, is often illustrated through the Biblical stories which reveal various ethical aspects of sin, shame, remorse and forgiveness. In that context, the ethics as a philosophical discipline oriented towards the overcoming of the current man’s being, through his constant moral transformation, can reveal in the Bible epistemologically valid ethical reflections in harmony with moral character: sin, shame, remorse and forgiveness. With these moral dimensions in dialectical causality there are also other fundamental ethical issues, like the relation between the being and the need, moral consciousness and conscience, freedom, free choice, moral choice, moral virtues, moral acting, moral judging, moral sanctions and many other moral layers of man’s constant transformation.

Keywords

sin, shame, remorse, forgiveness

Hrčak ID:

120463

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https://hrcak.srce.hr/120463

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