Is there a God of Human Rights?: The Complex Relationship between Human Rights and Religion: A South African Case

Is there a God of Human Rights?: The Complex Relationship between Human Rights and Religion: A South African Case

by Johannes A. van der Ven, Jacob S. Dreyer, Hendrik J. Pieterse
     
 

ISBN-10: 9004142096

ISBN-13: 9789004142091

Pub. Date: 02/14/2005

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

This volume deals with the place and function of human rights in democracies in modern society and the complex relationship between human rights and religion, both historically and empirically.  See more details below

Overview

This volume deals with the place and function of human rights in democracies in modern society and the complex relationship between human rights and religion, both historically and empirically.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004142091
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
02/14/2005
Series:
International Studies in Religion and Society Series, #2
Pages:
644
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.42(h) x 1.61(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1The social constitution of human beings and human rights11
Ch. 2Society, law and human rights33
Ch. 3Human rights culture and human rights attitudes77
Ch. 4Context of origin151
Ch. 5Context of codification215
Ch. 6Context of legitimation255
Ch. 7Effects of religious attitudes on human rights attitudes315
Ch. 8Human rights in the name of God347
Ch. 9Evil of violence as a trigger for human rights379
Ch. 10Imitation of Jesus in the perspective of human rights409
Ch. 11Salvation as a motive for human rights453
Ch. 12Christian communities for human rights477
Ch. 13Interreligious interaction as a contribution to human rights507
Ch. 14Conclusion : a god of human rights? : which god of which religious attitudes and whose human rights?565

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