Priesthood Of All Believers And Rights Of All Humans(信徒皆祭司與人權) / 龔立人





The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate how human rights is understood in terms of Christian belief and practice of the universal priesthood. Our belief of the universal priesthood reveals that human rights is something necessary for one to learn to be humane rather than an excuse to protect one’s self-interest. Besides, through the example of the church as a priest of society, we do not only learn that human rights is granted by God, but also how it is rightly exercised. In this paper, issues like universality versus culture-bound of human rights, and individual’s right versus community’s right are discussed in the light of the concept of the universal priesthood.