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The Meaning of Justice: Insights from the Biblical Tradition

Marshall, Christopher D.
June 4, 2015

Source: (2006) In Anthony J. W. Taylor, ed., Justice as a Basic Human Need. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. Pp. 25-38.

“The aim of this chapter is to identify some characteristic features of the Bible’s teaching on justice. It observes that the Bible has had a lasting impact on the Western cultural and intellectual tradition, and still has insights to offer on the meaning and character of justice. It makes clear that, according to biblical tradition, a commitment to justice should be a central feature in the religious life of individuals and the communities in which they live. It reviews the many complexities surrounding both the concept of justice itself and the interpretation of the biblical materials relating to it. It disucsses issues of distribution, equity, power, and rights, and presents a challenge for those impelled to right the wrongs they see around them.” (excerpt)


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