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Christian Justice and Public Policy (Duncan Forrester) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1997) 9780521556118
Christian Justice and Public Policy (Duncan Forrester) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1997) 9780521556118
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Title: Christian Justice and Public Policy

Author: Forrester, Duncan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 1997

Paperback; ISBN: 9780521556118

Volumes: 1; Pages: 289

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This book contributes to contemporary debates about justice from the perspective of Christian social ethics. Professor Forrester examines some secular theories from a theological viewpoint, and surveys the policies and practices these theories are supposed to support and justify. He argues that Christian theology, although it can no longer claim to provide a comprehensive theory of justice, can provide insights into justice that challenge some aspects of the conventional wisdom, and contribute to the building of just communities.ContentsIntroductionPart I. Justice in Dispute1. Theology and public policy yesterday and today2. 'Nobody knows what justice is': the problem of justice in a morally fragmented societyPart II. Policies and Practices3. Punishment and prisons4. PovertyPart III. Theories and Theologies5. Fairness is not enough6. Justice and the market7. Communication, gender and justice; Part IV. Theological Fragments8. Lively and truthful survivals?9. Love, justice and justification10. Justice and community11. The hope of justiceConclusion.Review"Forrester's valuable book is about the practice of justice, both in its theoretical elaboration and application in public policy. ... Forrester's work is an excellent resource for both seminary and graduate-level religious studies courses in terms of the breadth of sources discussed as well as for critical reflection on justice and the role of religion in the public square." Religious Studies Review
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