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The Sabbath and the Human Dignity

Author(s): Beniamin Laurențiu Chircan
Subject(s): Constitutional Law, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Biblical studies
Published by: Editions IARSIC
Keywords: dignity; human rights; seventh day; Sabbath; creation; rest;

Summary/Abstract: In this paper I underlined the value of the human being, as it is affirmed by the seventh day Sabbath, and its implications for the human rights. The inherent dignity and equality of the human beings that is affirmed in the Universal Declaration of the Human Rights, can be inferred already from the biblical legislation that secured the right to weekly rest for all humans and the benefits of the sabbatical year for the residents, regardless of their status or position in the social hierarchy. But this dignity is based and secured by means of a paradox. What is the fundament of the human dignity? Is there any limit to it and what is the purpose of such limit? I have found the answer in the very existence of the seventh day Sabbath. Following R. Soloveitchik’s model of the two Adams, I explored the relation between the human dignity and the Sabbath.

  • Issue Year: 10/2022
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 338-350
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Romanian