Tag: Justice

A prophetic vision of justice

A prophetic vision of justice

David McIlroy, September 2004 One of the joys and frustrations of the English language is the size of its vocabulary. This enables us to make distinctions and to highlight nuances which might be lost elsewhere but sometimes it leads to compartmentalization. In particular, this has happened with the concept of ‘tsedeq‘, a hebrew word which […]

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The new world order? by Julian Rivers

The new world order? by Julian Rivers

  Summary This essay summarises the biblical teaching on international order, considers the way in which Christians have appropriated that biblical teaching, and evaluates recent developments in international relations. In the light of events in Kosovo and East Timor, it considers the justification and limits of the use of force in ‘humanitarian intervention’ and the […]

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Beyond the morality of rights by Julian Rivers

Beyond the morality of rights by Julian Rivers

  Summary This essay considers the current tendency to talk about justice in terms of rights. It analyses biblical material and suggests that in spite of the immoral tendency of rights-language, rights can perform a useful role in identifying aspects of human dignity. After briefly considering the UK Human Rights Act, it concludes with three […]

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Relational Justice by Nicola Baker & Jonathan Burnside

Relational Justice by Nicola Baker & Jonathan Burnside

  Relational justice is a fresh vision of what doing justice means in a society where relationships are being undermined and undervalued. It turns the spotlight on one of the goals of justice which is to restore and repair human relationships damaged by crime. Relational Justice grew out of a concern to re-examine the meaning […]

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