De gereformeerde orthodoxie en de morele status van het embryo | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 57, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 2542-6583
  • E-ISSN: 2590-3268



Recently a group of theologians has advanced the thesis (1) that the majority of the Christian tradition endorsed the opinion that human life is sacred from the very beginning, and (2) that this moral judgment was based on convictions about the ensoulment of the embryo. This article is devoted to the question whether the development of thought within reformed orthodoxy supports this thesis or not. Comparison of three important reformed theologians (Danaeus, Alsted, Voetius) shows that they are acquainted with theories about ensoulment, but have differing opinions about the relevancy of these theories for morality.


Article metrics loading...

Loading full text...

Full text loading...
This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error