Journey Toward Justice: Personal Encounters in the Global South (Turning South Series)
Christianity's demographics, vitality, and influence have tipped markedly toward the global South and East. Addressing this seismic shift, one of today's leading Christian scholars reflects on what he has learned about justice through his encounters with world Christianity. Philosopher...
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Christianity's demographics, vitality, and influence have tipped markedly toward the global South and East. Addressing this seismic shift, one of today's leading Christian scholars reflects on what he has learned about justice through his encounters with world Christianity.
Philosopher Nicholas Wolterstorff's experiences in South Africa, the Middle East, and Honduras have shaped his views on justice through the years. In this book he offers readers an autobiographical tour, distilling the essence of his thoughts on the topic. After describing how he came to think about justice as he does and reviewing the theory of justice he developed in earlier writings, Wolterstorff shows how deeply embedded justice is in Christian Scripture. He reflects on the difficult struggle to right injustice and examines the necessity of just punishment. Finally, he explores the relationship between justice and beauty and between justice and hope.
This book is the first in the Turning South series, which offers reflections by eminent Christian scholars who have turned their attention and commitments toward the global South and East.
Nicholas Wolterstorff (Ph.D., Harvard University) is Noah Porter Emeritus Professor of Philosophical Theology at Yale Divinity School, previously he taught for thirty years at his alma mater, Calvin College. He is the author of a number of significant books amongst many Reason within the Bounds of Religion; Art in Action; Until Justice and Peace Embrace; Lament for a Son; Divine Discourse and Thomas Reid and the Story of Epistemology.
- <b>contents</b><br><br>series Preface<br>series Editor's Foreword<br><b>part 1: Awakening<br></b>1. Two Awakening Experiences<br>2. An Evening In Amman<br>3. Questions About Starting From The Wronged<br>4. One Difference That Starting From The Wronged Made<br>5. Another Difference That Starting From The Wronged Made<br><b>part 2: Justice And Rights<br></b>6. Opposition To Rights-talk<br>7. What Are Rights?<br>8. Rights Grounded In Worth<br>9. Why Rights-talk Is Important<br>10. Is Rights-talk For Expressing Possessive Individualism?<br><b>part 3: Justice In Scripture<br></b>11. Natural Rights In Three Church Fathers<br>12. Justice In The Old Testament<br>13. On The Claim That Justice Is Supplanted In The New Testament<br>14. Justice In The New Testament<br>15. On English Translations Of The New Testament<br>16. More About Justice In The New Testament<br>17. Justice And Love<br>18. Justice, Love, And Shalom<br>19. Does Scripture Imply A Right-order Conception Of Justice?<br><b>part 4: Righting Injustice<br></b>20. Human Rights<br>21. Six Days In South Africa<br>22. Art In The Struggle To Right Injustice<br>23. On The Blocking Of Empathy And The Hardening Of Hearts<br>24. The Structure Of Social Justice Movements<br><b>part 5: Just Punishment<br></b>25. A Visit To Honduras<br>26. St. Paul's Rejection Of Retributive Punishment<br>27. What Paul Said About The Task And Authority Of The State<br>28. Justice, Forgiveness, And Punishment<br><b>part 6: Beauty, Hope, And Justice<br></b>29. Justice And Beauty<br>30. Hope<br>31. Recap<br>index