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Challenge of Doing Catholic Ethics in a Pluralistic Context

Department of Moral Theology, Faculty of Theology, Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram, Bangalore 560029, India
Religions 2020, 11(1), 17; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel11010017
Received: 24 October 2019 / Revised: 21 December 2019 / Accepted: 24 December 2019 / Published: 29 December 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Reenvisioning Christian Ethics)
The article discusses the possibility of doing Catholic ethics in a religiously and culturally pluralistic context. Beginning with the possibility of pluralistic approach in Catholic ethics, the article refers to the Indian context as an example for the discussion. Particularly it takes two issues—ecological ethics and sexual ethics—to reflect on the need and possibility of doing Catholic ethics in a pluralistic context. Although the arguments here may be applicable to other contexts of pluralism, the article mainly points out examples from the Indian contexts. The discussion here is basically from a Catholic perspective, namely, why Catholics should be open to different sources and approaches in ethics, and how they can work together with others in identifying common grounds for ethics. Although a few guidelines for constructing a pluralistic ethics are indicated, the attempt is not to propose a framework for such an ethics, but mainly to show the need and possibility of such an ethics. View Full-Text
Keywords: catholic ethics; hindu ethics; natural law; human rights; culture; inculturation; interculturation catholic ethics; hindu ethics; natural law; human rights; culture; inculturation; interculturation
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Kochuthara, S.G. Challenge of Doing Catholic Ethics in a Pluralistic Context. Religions 2020, 11, 17.

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