Justice Anchored in Truth

a Theological Perspective on the Nature and Implementation of Justice.

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I propose that a theological perspective makes a constructive and creative contribution to the global struggle for justice. Christian theology recognizes other theories of justice, but at the same time suggests that the struggle for justice is enhanced by providing an ontological foundation for and special content to justice. The Hebrew Bible, Jesus of Nazareth and the earliest Christian communities located justice in God and God's relationship to the world. Jesus' engagement for justice raised opposition and led to his crucifixion; yet, according to the biblical accounts God validated Jesus' vision by raising him from the dead, and Gods Spirit keeps the story of Jesus alive in the world by empowering humans in their struggle for the implementation of justice.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)281-298
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Public Theology
Volume3
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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