Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Zdravko Plantak
      Pages 1-8
  3. Seventh-day Adventists and Human Rights

  4. Seventh-day Adventist Responses to Some Issues in Human Rights

  5. Social Theology in Seventh-day Adventist Scholarship

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Zdravko Plantak
      Pages 125-136
    3. Zdravko Plantak
      Pages 137-150
  6. Theology and Ethics of Human Rights: The Seventh-day Adventist Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Zdravko Plantak
      Pages 153-162
    3. Zdravko Plantak
      Pages 163-186
    4. Zdravko Plantak
      Pages 187-207
    5. Zdravko Plantak
      Pages 208-213
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 214-271

About this book


The relationship between the Adventist church and society at large has always been ambiguous. One reason for this has been the church's inarticulate social ethics. While the church upheld the concept of human dignity, promoted religious liberty and sided with the poor, nationalism and racism developed among its members. Women in the church were also unfairly treated. Zdravko Plantak confronts this problem head-on. He begins by looking at the church's history, theology and ethics in order to discover reasons for the inconsistencies in its approach to human rights, and then moves on to propose a more comprehensive approach to its social ethics.


ethics human rights liberty philosophy theology

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