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The Russian Orthodox Church on Human Rights

Sergey Trostyanskiy

Title:
The Russian Orthodox Church on Human Rights
Author(s):
Trostyanskiy, Sergey
Date:
Type:
Articles
Department:
Sophia Institute
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Series:
Sophia Institute Studies in Orthodox Theology
Part Number:
2
Book/Journal Title:
Philanthropy and Social Compassion in Eastern Orthodox Tradition: Papers of the Sophia Institute Academic Conference, New York, Dec. 2009
Publisher:
Theotokos Press
Abstract:
The Russian Church in its official teaching on human dignity, freedom, and rights has recently proposed that human rights “cannot be superior to the values of the spiritual world. Thus, “It is inadmissible and dangerous to interpret human rights as the ultimate and universal foundation of societal life to which religious views and practice should be subjected. Human rights should not subjugate any religious values and norms, but be subject to them. Thus, human rights are denied a status of the ultimate authority and are given a subordinate status in the social contract of the Russian Church. What is designated as human rights? Do human rights have a reasonable degree of actuality?
Subject(s):
Religion
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Suggested Citation:
Sergey Trostyanskiy, 2010, The Russian Orthodox Church on Human Rights, Columbia University Academic Commons, http://hdl.handle.net/10022/AC:P:11169.

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