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Justice and Christian Ethics : New Studies in Christian Ethics - E. Clinton Gardner

Justice and Christian Ethics

New Studies in Christian Ethics

Hardcover Published: 26th January 1996
ISBN: 9780521496391
Number Of Pages: 196

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Justice and Christian Ethics is a study in the meaning and foundations of justice. Separate chapters are devoted to major philosophical and religious traditions that have shaped the idea and practice of justice in the West. These include the classical tradition of virtue (Aristotle and Aquinas), biblical ideas of covenant and the righteousness of God, Puritanism, and John Locke. The author develops a covenantal theory of justice that provides important religious resources for the renewal and transformation of justice in society

"The persuasive links between law and religion are traced by Professor Gardner with impressive scholarship and erudition." Law Books In Review "A valuable resource for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in religion, politics, and law, and should be a well-used library holding." Religious Studies Review "...Gardner's work is a very solid, well-documented depiction of justice in the biblical and Puritan traditions. Contemporary instructors in moral philosophy, political science, and theological ethics would benefit themselves and their students by taking Gradner's insights and scholarship into account. Gardner's veryreadable book deserves a still wider readership. American citizens' and residents' understanding of American political structures would be greatly enhanced and their lives greatly enriched by absorbing Gardner's depiction of America's heritage." Arthut J. Dyck, The Journal of Religion "... Justice and Christian Ethics has the merit of making us see how much our modern conceptions of justice have been shaped by our religious past." Ethics

General editor's preface
Introduction
The Classical Tradition of Virtue
The righteousness of God and human justice
Justice in the puritan Covenant tradition
John Locke: justice and the social compact
The American republic - a case study: civic virtue and the public good
Covenant, justice and law
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521496391
ISBN-10: 052149639X
Series: New Studies in Christian Ethics
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 196
Published: 26th January 1996
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.33 x 14.76  x 2.21
Weight (kg): 0.41