Overview

In Christianity and Human Rights: Christians and the Struggle for Global Justice, Frederick M. Shepherd has collected essays by scholars and activists who, in a wide variety of ways, confront the issue of Christianity's role in the burgeoning movement for human rights. The volume's contributors provide diverse perspectives on the theology behind the idea of human rights, the debate over the its meaning, and the evolution of the struggle for human rights. A wide variety of disciplinary perspectives are ...
See more details below
Christianity and Human Rights: Christians and the Struggle for Global Justice

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$46.49
BN.com price
(Save 41%)$79.99 List Price

Overview

In Christianity and Human Rights: Christians and the Struggle for Global Justice, Frederick M. Shepherd has collected essays by scholars and activists who, in a wide variety of ways, confront the issue of Christianity's role in the burgeoning movement for human rights. The volume's contributors provide diverse perspectives on the theology behind the idea of human rights, the debate over the its meaning, and the evolution of the struggle for human rights. A wide variety of disciplinary perspectives are represented, from economics, political science and law to history, philosophy and theology. The essays also represent a broad political spectrum, including specific accounts from activists participating in the struggle for human rights. Separate chapters focus on cases from Europe, Africa, Latin America and Asia. Christianity and Human Rights begins and ends with attempts to synthesize current theory and practice, acknowledging both Christianity's great success and its failures in defending basic human rights around the globe.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780739140093
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • Publication date: 7/15/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 294
  • File size: 453 KB

Meet the Author

Frederick M. Shepherd is chair of the political science department and associate professor of internaional relations at Samford University.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction: The Political and Theological Evolution of Christianity and Human Rights
Part 2 Section One: Past Sins, Future Promise: Overivews of Christianity and Human Rights
Chapter 3 Chapter 1: Deliver Us from Evil: Genocide and the Christian World
Chapter 4 Chapter 2: "The Best of Times, the Worst of Times:" A Dickensian Era of Religious Rights
Part 5 Section Two: Religious Freedom and Human Rights
Chapter 6 Chapter 3: Toward a More Comprehensive Religious Freedom
Chapter 7 Chapter 4: The Enduring Alliance of Religious Freedom and Democratic Rights
Chapter 8 Chapter 5: Religious Freedom and International Law
Chapter 9 Chapter 6: Democracy and Human Dignity
Part 10 Section Three: Theological and Philosophical Foundations for Human Rights
Chapter 11 Chapter 7: Universal Rights or Personal Relations?
Chapter 12 Chapter 8: Human Rights, the Common Good and Our Supernatural Destiny
Chapter 13 Chapter 9: Bozena Komarkova: Toward an Existential Christian Philosophy of Human Rights
Chapter 14 Chapter 10: Catholic Social Teaching, Economic Rights, and Globalization
Chapter 15 Chapter 11: Rights, Capabilites and Human Flourishing
Part 16 Section Four: Case Studies
Chapter 17 Chapter 12: The Rights of the Poor: Christian Theology and Human Rights Practices in Latin America's Adean Region
Chapter 18 Chapter 13: Christianity and Human Rights in Vietnam: The Case of Ethnic Minorities (1975–2004)
Chapter 19 Chapter 14: From Human Rights to Human Wrongs: The Dramatic Turn of the South African Pentecostal Movement on Human Rights Issues
Part 20 Conclusion: Conclusing Remarks of Christianity and Human Rights
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)