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dc.creatorDelkeskamp-Hayes, Corinnaen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-08T23:26:35Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-08T23:26:35Zen
dc.date.created2007-01en
dc.date.issued2007-01en
dc.identifierdoi:10.1080/13803600701290925en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationChristian Bioethics 2007 January-April; (13)1: 105-127en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=Resisting+the+therapeutic+reduction:+on+the+significance+of+sin&title=Christian+Bioethics+&volume=&issue=13&date=2007-01&au=Delkeskamp-Hayes,+Corinnaen
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13803600701290925en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/967013en
dc.description.abstractSin-talk, though politically incorrect, is indispensable. Placing human life under the "hermeneutic of sin" means acknowledging that one ought to aim flawlessly at God, and that one can fail in this endeavor. None of this can be appreciated within the contemporary post-Christian, mindset, which has attempted to reduce religion to morality and culture. In such a secular context, the guilt-feelings connected with the recognition of sin are considered to be harmful; the eternal benefit of a repentance is disregarded. Nevertheless, spirituality appears to have therapeutic benefits. Therefore attempts are made to re-locate within healthcare a religion shorn of its transcendent claims, so as then to harvest the benefits of a spirituality "saved from sin". This reduction of religiosity to its therapeutic function is nourished by a post-modern constructivist construal of religion. This article critically examines the dis-ingenuity marring such recasting, as well as the incoherence of related attempts to reduce transcendence to solidarity, and to re-shape the significance of religious rituals.en
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dc.languageenen
dc.sourceeweb:303812en
dc.subjectCultureen
dc.subjectLifeen
dc.subjectMoralityen
dc.subjectReligionen
dc.subjectSpiritualityen
dc.subject.classificationPhilosophical Ethicsen
dc.subject.classificationReligious Ethicsen
dc.subject.classificationBioethicsen
dc.subject.classificationConcept of Healthen
dc.subject.classificationSociology of Health Careen
dc.subject.classificationCultural Pluralismen
dc.titleResisting the Therapeutic Reduction: On the Significance of Sinen
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