The Cultivation of Christian Ethics according to the Moderate Postmodern Philosophy

Yutthapan Pinich, Kirti Bunchun, Ravich Takaew


This research is a philosophical research, whose purpose was to analyze and answer the question whether the cultivation of Christian ethics can use the concepts of moderate postmodern philosophy. The research found out that the moderate postmodern philosophy can be used as an appropriate guideline to cultivate the Christian ethics. However, there arose two arguments: 1) the medieval philosophy believed that The Christian ethics was the only observation of religion. Other knowledge was not in the scope of religion and was considered as opinions that did not respond to human conduct goals. 2) The modern philosophy believed that the correct Christian ethics was to be cultivated by using the principles of the rationalism that only the scientific accreditation lead to a definite practice and a clear system. The main points of both arguments were flawed. The goal of the medieval philosophy was not in line with the actual way of life. because it emphasized the rules and how to use the authority of religion, which made it unable to adjust to life in the application of current humans, while the concept of modern philosophy was based on the scientific principle that is committed more to the rationalism. but ethics is not a scientific-based rule, because it is a matter of human conduct. Both arguments were flawed because the concept of medieval philosophy emphasized faith not rationalism, while the modern philosophy emphasized rationalism without faith as the goal of human life to cultivate Christian ethics. Therefore, these two arguments did not comply to current people. Therefore, the researcher has the opinion that the theory of conduct and ethical principles are necessary to act through the cultivation of human conscience, as this helps to realize virtue awareness beforehand. The training or education is signed to nourish the spirit and intelligence to grow as to appropriate and cultivate the Christian ethics in consciousness in order to have sense of familiarity, seeking a common understanding. This is consistent with the concepts of postmodern philosophy.

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