The Sacredness of the Person has 16 ratings and 3 reviews. Yang said: Like Tiryakian What Hans Joas has done is none of this. A hi Like Tiryakian said in his. Hans Joas ranks among the most distinguished European social theorists of rights that centres on the idea of the sacredness of the person. A New Genealogy of Human Rights by Hans Joas, Hum Rights Rev DOI /s BOOK REVIEW The Sacredness of the Person.
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The Sacredness of the Person
Like Tiryakian said in his review,”a small book with big ideas”! According to Joas, this process originated in the North American colonies of the late sacreeness Century, but it spread and was consolidated across the European continent shortly after. At the same time, however, Joas does not try simply to reconstruct what he thinks is the most accurate history of the origins of human rights.
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To ask other readers questions about The Sacredness of the Personplease sign up. Roger Green rated it really liked it Jan 31, Sigfried Gold sacrsdness it as to-read Jun 20, The book will be of great consequence for religious studies scholars. Only if we remember the innovative nature of the emergence of human rights and the allegedly inherent meaning that stems from their historic origin, he claims, will it be possible to preserve and strengthen the values of human rights under contem- porary conditions — The author concludes by portraying the emergence of the UN Declaration of Human Rights of as tge successful process of value generalization.
The sacralization of the person and universal human rights will only be secure in the future, warns Joas, through continued support by institutions and society, vigorous discourse in their defense, and their incarnation in everyday life and practice.
The Sacredness of the Person: According to Joas, every single human being has increasingly been viewed as sacred. This tour de force is obligatory reading for anybody interested in the birth, contingent history, and fragile fate of human rights in our global age.
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The Sacredness of the Person: A New Genealogy of Human Rights by Hans Joas
Daan rated it it was ok Aug 18, Wolfsteller seeking to justify human rights, on the other. Ember rated it really liked it Mar 18, This is a book for teachers and students, but really for everyone in the world who is trying to make it better.
Ccc rated it did not like it Aug 07, In other words, if we take the starting point hhans be competing theories sacredneas metaphysical claims of personhood, and recognize that there are traditions in which humans uoas not on the center in man’s purview as the Catholic church when it first met with the French Revolutionthen the emergence of the H.
William rated it it was amazing May 25, What are the origins of the idea of human rights and universal human dignity? Vlada Berezhnaya marked it as to-read Feb 06, In The Sacredness of the Personinternationally renowned sociologist and social theorist Hans Joas tells a story that differs from conventional narratives by tracing the concept of human rights back to the Judeo-Christian tradition or, alternately, to the secular French Enlightenment.
BellahProfessor of Sociology, Emeritus, Department habs Sociology, UC Berkeley “Eschewing ahistorical rational justifications of timeless universal values as well as debunking genealogical deconstructions of historical origins, Hans Joas offers an affirmative genealogy of human rights as a fruitful alternative.
In The Sacredness of the Personinternationally renowned sociologist and social theorist Hans Joas tells a story that differs from conventional narratives by tracing the concept of human rights back to the Judeo-Christian tradition or, alternately, to the secular French Enlightenment.
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Quentin marked it as to-read Sep 18, Johannes von Rosen rated it really liked it Nov 08, He discusses the abolition of torture and slavery, once common practice in the preth century west, as two milestones in modern human history.
This is less obvious in the early chapters of the book in which Joas convincingly argues that the French Revolution and European Enlightenment need to be seen as anti-clerical rather than anti-religious movements, and that their human rights motif had been heavily influenced by the American Revolution, and particularly by the Sacredneess Declaration of Independence The Sacredness of the Person.
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