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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This also gives us a different perspective of thinking about secularization by reframing it as changing formulations of the sacred. Lauren rated it it was ths Nov 01, New Book Alerts My Cart. Lydia added it Jul 06, Interesting look at how we moved toward a sacralization of the person. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link.

Travis added it Jul 15, What are the origins of the idea hwns human rights and universal human dignity? How can we most fully understand—and realize—these rights going into the future?

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

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Joas demonstrates that the history of human rights cannot adequately be described as a history of ideas or as legal history, but as a complex transformation in which diverse cultural traditions had to be articulated, legally codified, and assimilated into practices of everyday life. A historical theologian sacredness a sociologist of religion, he is well aware of the historical quality of the political-correctness of the idea of H.

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

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Want to Read saving…. What Hans Joas has done is none of this. Mel rated it liked it Aug 29, Johannes von Rosen rated it really liked it Nov 08, Trivia About The Sacredness of Due to the innovative character of its approach and to the clarity of its argument, this book will become one of the most important publications on the genesis and validity of human rights. 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.


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 violence, 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.

The author concludes by portraying the emergence of the UN Declaration of Human Rights of as a successful process of value generalization.

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The Genesis of Human Rights 2. Tishya marked it as to-read Apr 08, Table of Contents Preface Introduction 1. I have read much on this subject but nothing comes close to what Hans Joas has done in this brilliant new book. Also, the author proves to be adept in anticipating and refuting hnas when he, for instance, insists on not telling the history of human rights as one of irreversible, linear progress.

BellahProfessor of Sociology, Emeritus, Department of Sociology, UC Berkeley “Eschewing ahistorical rational justifications of timeless universal values as ascredness as debunking genealogical deconstructions of historical origins, Hans Joas offers an affirmative genealogy of human rights as a fruitful alternative.