Verbum et Ecclesia
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NAUDE, Piet J.. Virtue and responsibility: Economic-ethical perspectives in the work of Etienne de Villiers. Verbum Eccles. (Online) [online]. 2012, vol.33, n.2, pp.1-6. ISSN 2074-7705. http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/ve.v33i2.737.
This article was developed in six statements and attempted to reconstruct the basis for the socio-economic ethics of Etienne de Villiers, as well as its ecclesio-centric nature and theoretical formulation in virtue and responsibility ethics. There was reference to De Villiers's shift from an exclusive to an inclusive ethical view as a response to his interpretation of modernity and secularism. Critical questions were raised as to the actual theological character of his ethics and his re-interpretation of Weberian responsibility ethics. The article concluded with an appreciative view on the applied ethics perspectives developed by De Villiers over the last three decades.