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date: 25 January 2021

conscience (Lat. conscientia, ‘knowledge with another’, ‘knowledge within oneself’). 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Author(s):
F. L. CrossF. L. Cross, E. A. LivingstoneE. A. Livingstone

The word has followed its Lat. predecessor in acquiring a moral significance, and now denotes the capacity for judging the rightness of actions, either considered generally, or actually proposed or already performed. Christians agree that it is unique to man and that its effectiveness is increased by experience and through ... ...

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