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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Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a te link. The author concludes by portraying the emergence of the UN Declaration of Human Rights of as a successful process of value generalization. He somehow brings the reader into the intensely exciting history of where the idea of human rights came from, how many major issues it has taken on, and where it might go.

In other words, if we take the starting point to be competing theories or metaphysical claims of personhood, and recognize that there are traditions in which humans are not on thf center in man’s purview as the Catholic church when it first met with the French Revolutionthen the emergence of the H.


The Sacredness of the Person: A New Genealogy of Human Rights

The Genesis of Human Rights 2. Daan rated it it was ok Aug 18, The book will be of great consequence for religious studies scholars.

This is a book for teachers and students, but really for everyone in the world who is trying to make it better. Interesting look at how we moved toward a sacralization of the person.

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The Sacredness of the Person: How can we most fully understand–and realize–these rights going into the future? Lauren rated it it was ok Nov tue, Quentin marked it as to-read Sep 18, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lists with This Book.

He discusses the abolition of torture and slavery, once common practice in the preth century west, as two milestones in modern human history. This also gives us a different perspective of thinking about secularization by reframing it as changing formulations of the sacred. Joas demonstrates that the history of sacfedness rights cannot adequately be described as a history of ideas or as legal history, eacredness as a complex transformation in which diverse cultural traditions had to be articulated, legally codified, and assimilated into practices of everyday life.

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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. Neither Kant nor Nietzsche: Tishya marked it as to-read Apr 08, For rights specialists and historical theorists, Joas’ book will be provocative. He has made an original contribution.

Paul marked it as to-read Nov 05, Ben marked it as to-read Dec 09, 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 sacrednwss and strengthen the values of human rights under contem- porary conditions sacrednees William rated it it was amazing May 25, Hagar added it Jun 01, So instead of giving another justificatory account for the H. Remember me on this computer.


The Sacredness of the Person: A New Genealogy of Human Rights by Hans Joas

Also, the author proves to be adept in anticipating and refuting criticism when he, for instance, insists on not telling the history of human rights as one of irreversible, linear progress. From this point, Joas takes his findings to a more general level and argues that human rights values emerged in response to historical experiences of jozs, drawing on the religiously inspired American abolitionist movement as a model of how collective experiences of violence had been successfully translated into commitments to universalist values.

In the final section, Joas returns to the path of social history and describes the drafting process of the Universal Decla- ration of Human Rights as tye example of the successful generalization of values across cultural boundaries. What are the origins of perso idea of human rights and universal human dignity?