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Thomas Bradstreet and Dominic Foo

Be Thou my Dignity: A Reformed View of Human Dignity

The dominance of human dignity-talk stands firm in Western public discourse. Both the religious and non-religious deploy “dignity” with ease and confidence, proudly proclaiming the universal, invariable, and immutable value of man. All things must conform and contribute to the affirmation and actualization of each person’s dignity, and no acceptable system of thought can subordinate or neglect its central importance. But strangely, the discussion on the nature of dignity itself is largely absent