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Christian Justice and Public Policy : Cambridge Studies in Ideology and Religion - Duncan B. Forrester

Christian Justice and Public Policy

Cambridge Studies in Ideology and Religion


Published: 28th August 1997
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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.

'... avoids the academicism of much political theory by demonstrating how concepts of justice actually shape public policy. It will thus be valuable not only for Christians working in social and political theory but also for those involved in the policy-making process. [A] profound and seasoned account.' Third Way '... a magesterial study which will surely become a standard work ... Forrester has made me see ... the real contribution that can be made by feminist critiques'. Church Times

Justice in Dispute
Theology and public policy yesterday and today
æNobody knows what justice isÆ: the problem of justice in a morally fragmented society
Policies and Practices
Punishment and prisons
Theories and Theologies
Fairness is not enough
Justice and the market
Communication, gender and justice
Theological Fragments
Lively and truthful survivals?
Love, justice and justification
Justice and community
The hope of justice
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ISBN: 9780521554312
ISBN-10: 0521554314
Series: Cambridge Studies in Ideology and Religion
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 292
Published: 28th August 1997
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.52