Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Disagreements 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.

Buy Christian Justice and Public Policy book by Duncan B. Forrester from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521554312
ISBN-10: 0521554314
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x 21mm)
Pages: 292
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Aug-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Christian Justice and Public Policy book by Duncan B. Forrester and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Books By Author Duncan B. Forrester

Caste and Christianity by Duncan B. Forrester

Caste and Christianity

Hardback, March 2017
Apocalypse Now? by Duncan B. Forrester

Apocalypse Now?

Paperback, October 2005
Theological Fragments by Duncan B. Forrester

Theological Fragments

Paperback, October 2005