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Title: Prohibition and Taste
Subtitle: The Bipolarity in Christian Ethics
Author(s): BURGGRAEVE, Roger
Journal: Ethical Perspectives
Volume: 1 Issue: 3 Date: September 1994
John-Paul II’s encyclical Veritatis Splendor examines the commandments, in particular the Decalogue. In so far as it is the expression of ‘natural law’ applicable and reflexively accessible to all, it is a permanent charter not only of Christian inspired ethics but of every human ethic (VS 12). Using the story of the rich young man, cited in the encyclical’s first chapter, we would like to elucidate in the first part, and in our own way, how prohibitions open the way for freedom and the richness of human creativity.