Freedom from Fear: Christian Faith and Human Rights Today

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The author argues ' on theological, christological, biblical and historical grounds ' that Christian faith must be seriously interested in the formation and implementation of human rights. After pointing to three fundamental temptations that faith has always encountered ' withdrawal, accommodation and violence ' the author shows that faith in Christ is not only passionately concerned with what is going on in the world, but that it also can make a positive contribution to shaping a fair and open society. Thereby Christians contribute to the world-wide soft revolution that trusts in freedom, peace and justice, rather than security and fear.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-212
Number of pages20
JournalPacifica: Australasian theological studies
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2006


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