God and Political Justice

God and Political Justice

by Linda Cope




Amid high levels of violence, social turmoil, and failures in governance, there is a deep hunger for justice among people and nations worldwide. Can our societies overcome such tragedies and get back on track? Are political justice and human flourishing possible? In this much-anticipated volume in the Biblical Template series, Landa Cope shows that the answer is yes-and it will require hard work and an unwavering commitment to God's revealed principles.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781576588345
Publisher: YWAM Publishing
Publication date: 04/15/2015
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 10 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword 11

Preface 13

Acknowledgments 15

Introduction 17

Part I It All Begins in Genesis

1 Why Disciple a Nation? 23

2 The Origins of Political Justice: Genesis 1-2 29

3 The Red Thread of Violence Begins: Genesis 3-9 35

4 The Red Thread of Violence Continues: Genesis 10-37 47

5 The Building Blocks of the Kingdom: Three Beings and Four Institutions of Authority 55

6 The Essentials of Biblical Thought: Five Foundational Assumptions 69

Part II Moses and the Prescriptive Law

7 We All Want Justice 81

8 The Template of Laws 89

9 Civil Law: Formation and Form 97

10 Land: Ownership, Rights, and Legal Boundaries 109

11 Cities of Refuge: Revenge versus Due Process 121

12 Crime and Consequences: The Death Penalty 133

13 Crime and Consequences: Restitution, Fines, Retribution, and Lifetime Liability 151

14 Measuring Political Justice: How We Treat the Poor 165

Part III Political Lessons from Jewish History

15 Abraham to Moses: The Tribal Beginnings 173

16 Joshua and the Judges 179

17 Samuel and the Wandering Priests 195

18 The Kings in Ascent 203

19 The Kings in Decline: The Kings of Divided Israel 217

20 The Prophets 251

Part IV Jesus and Political Justice

21 Jesus Reveals the Law in His Life 275

22 Jesus Reveals the Values of the Law in His Teaching 285

23 The Great Mystery Revealed 297

24 The Apostolic Message 317

25 The End and the Beginning: Revelation 327

26 Here and Now 335

Notes 347

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