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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Skip to main content. Shannon Anicas marked it as oof Jul 22, Peron rated it liked it Aug 29, He discusses the abolition of torture and slavery, once common practice in the preth century west, as two milestones in modern human history.

Jan rated it liked it Jul 03, No one interested in human rights can afford to ignore this book. I have found no interest in popular polemical talks about the H.

Want to Read saving…. Reviews “The widely respected sociologist Hans Joas has made something of a detour in his personal intellectual history and moved into the terrain of human rights—one of the hot areas in the humanities and social sciences, yet one of the most difficult to enter. Lydia added it Hanss 06, Finally got to read the book after almost four years!

Morteza marked it as to-read Jan 22, Having said that, there is, pesron, a third intellectual landmark to be identified. Kyle Nicholas rated it it was amazing Nov 09, Francisca Soromenho added it Nov 11, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


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

Georgetown University Press added it May 23, How can we most fully understand–and realize–these rights going into sacrednews future?

I have read much on this subject but nothing comes close to what Hans Joas has done in this brilliant new book.

The Sacredness of the Person

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. How Experiences Become Rights 4. The sacralization of the person and universal human rights will only be secure in the future, warns Joas, through continued support by institutions and society, vigorous discourse in their defense, and their incarnation in everyday life and practice. 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 tbe in which diverse cultural traditions had to be articulated, legally codified, and assimilated into practices of everyday life.

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Johannes von Rosen rated it really liked it Nov 08, At the same time, however, Joas does not try simply to reconstruct what he thinks is the most accurate history of the origins of human rights. According to Joas, every single human being has increasingly been viewed as sacred.

Click here to sign up. Daan perspn it it was ok Aug 18, Also, the author proves to be adept in anticipating and refuting criticism when he, for instance, insists on not telling the history of human rights as one of irreversible, linear progress.


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-C What are the origins of the idea of human rights and universal human dignity?

By arguing this way, he aims to rebut the two persistently dominant views: Ccc rated it did not like it Aug 07, He discusses the abolition of torture savredness slavery, once common practice in the preth century west, as two milestones in modern human history. Lauren rated it it was ok Nov 01, William rated it it was amazing May 25, No trivia or quizzes yet.

Anne Taylor marked it as to-read Apr 30, teh According to Joas, this process originated in the North American colonies of the late 18th Century, but it spread and was consolidated across the European continent shortly after. The book will be of great consequence for religious studies scholars.

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