Paper's abstract

Bernard BOURGEOIS, Law, Religion and Human Rights
The tension shown in 1789 between the assertion of human rights and the religious conscience of existence is strained by the opposition between, on the one hand, the protest style of a humane declaration of these rights which moreover is a political declaration, basis for an abstract, universalist legislation and, on the other hand, the preoccupation of religion for the concrete singularity of individuals waiting for their destiny like a divine grace.

Key Words : religion, human rights
t. 38, 1993 : p. 111-119