Christian and Secular Ethics: A Distinct Relationship
Miltiadis Proios, Ioannis M. Proios

Ethics is a concept used by people in everyday life. Apart from ethics existing in the wider social environment (secular ethics), another form of ethics found in a specific environment has been supported, that of Christian Ethics. While secular ethics has been studied quite intensely through a variety of theories, the issue of Christian Ethics especially within the framework of Orthodox Church did not evoke strong interest. The aim of the present study was to investigate the existence of a distinct relationship among the two forms of ethics (secular and Christian). This relationship was studied through the theoretical framework of cognitive-developmental theory. The findings of the present study support the fact that the course of Christian ethics growth presents similar characteristics to that of secular ethics. Additionally, Christian ethics, via a proper preparation could constitute an evaluative measure for people.

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