Ethics and Morals: A Few More Differentiations

This article explains the difference between personal ethics and social ethics, and between philosophical ethics and Christian ethics. It also notes the difference between dogmatics and ethics. Finally, the author weighs in on whether it makes a difference if we talk about Christian or biblical ethics.

A Definition of Ethics and Morals

This article provides a definition of Christian ethics: "Ethics is the reflection on the responsible activity of man towards God and his neighbour." The author unpacks this definition in the remainder of the article, considering questions like: Which actions are objects of study in ethics? Shouldn't nature or the individual himself be included in the definition as objects of one's responsible activity? Aren't ethics just concerned with our relationship to our neighbour?