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Christian Justice and Public Policy
     

Christian Justice and Public Policy

by Duncan B. Forrester, Duncan Forrester, Alistair Kee
 

ISBN-10: 0521556112

ISBN-13: 9780521556118

Pub. Date: 05/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book contributes to contemporary debates about justice from the perspective of Christian social ethics. Professor Forrester examines some secular theories from a theological viewpoint, and surveys the policies and practices these theories are supposed to support and justify. He argues that Christian theology, although it can no longer claim to provide a

Overview

This book contributes to contemporary debates about justice from the perspective of Christian social ethics. Professor Forrester examines some secular theories from a theological viewpoint, and surveys the policies and practices these theories are supposed to support and justify. He argues that Christian theology, although it can no longer claim to provide a comprehensive theory of justice, can provide insights into justice that challenge some aspects of the conventional wisdom, and contribute to the building of just communities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521556118
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Ideology and Religion Series , #10
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Justice in Dispute: 1. Theology and public policy yesterday and today; 2. 'Nobody knows what justice is': the problem of justice in a morally fragmented society; Part II. Policies and Practices: 3. Punishment and prisons; 4. Poverty; Part III. Theories and Theologies: 5. Fairness is not enough; 6. Justice and the market; 7. Communication, gender and justice; Part IV. Theological Fragments: 8. Lively and truthful survivals? 9. Love, justice and justification; 10. Justice and community; 11. The hope of justice; Conclusion.

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