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Christian Justice and Public Policy by Duncan B. Forrester
Book DescriptionDisagreements about justice are not simply academic matters. They create problems for practice and for policy-making. In a morally fragmented society in which 'nobody knows what justice is' issues such as wages policy, punishment and poverty become particularly difficult to handle. People striving to act justly are often uncertain how this might be done. Secular theories such as those of Rowls, Hayek, Habermas and modern feminist theorists, examined here, give some guidance for problems of justice that arise on the ground, but have serious limitations. This book argues that Christian theology, although it can no longer claim to provide a comprehensive theory of justice, can provide insights into justice - 'theological fragments' - which give illumination, challenge some aspects of the conventional wisdom, and contribute to the building of just communities in which people may flourish in mutuality and hope.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521556118
(216mm x 138mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Aug-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Duncan B. Forrester
Apocalypse Now?, Paperback (October 2005)
Argues that disorders and atrocities which include the Gulag, the Holocaust, 9/11, the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, and the Tsunami disaster have shown us that we stand not at the end of history but in the midst of an apocalyptic age of terror which has striking similarities to the time in which Christianity was born.
Theological Fragments, Paperback (October 2005)
This book of essays hopes to show that there is an important place today for a modest and unsystematic theology, consisting of 'theological fragments' rather than some grand theory.These theological fragments arise from and relate to specific situations,
Christianity and Politics in Doe's Liberia, Paperback (May 2002)
This study examines the role of Christianity in Liberia under the corrupt rule of Samuel K. Doe (1980-90).
Politics, Theology and History, Paperback (January 2001)» View all books by Duncan B. Forrester
This book examines the moral foundations of liberal societies through the role of Christian belief in public policy.
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