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Christian Justice and Public Policy
     

Christian Justice and Public Policy

by Forrester Duncan B., Duncan B. Forester, Duncan B. Forrester
 
This book contributes to contemporary debates about justice from the angle of Christian social ethics. Professor Forrester examines some secular theories from a theological angle, 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

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This book contributes to contemporary debates about justice from the angle of Christian social ethics. Professor Forrester examines some secular theories from a theological angle, 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 which challenge some aspects of the conventional wisdom, and contribute to the building of just communities.

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"Forrester's valuable book is about the practice of justice, both in its theoretical elaboration and application in public policy. ...Forrester's work is an excellent resource for both seminary and graduate-level religious studies courses in terms of the breadth of sources discussed as well as for critical reflection on justice and the role of religion in the public square." Religious Studies Review

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ISBN-13:
9780521554312
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2005
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Ideology and Religion Series , #10
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.83(d)

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