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Author Wolterstorff, Nicholas.

Title Justice : rights and wrongs / Nicholas Wolterstorff
Published Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 400 pages)
Contents Two conceptions of justice -- A contest of narratives -- Justice in the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible -- On de-justicizing the New Testament -- Justice in the New Testament Gospels -- Locating that to which we have rights -- Why Eudaimonism cannot serve as a framework for a theory of rights -- Augustine's break with Eudaimonism -- The incursion of the moral vision of Scripture into late antiquity -- Characterizing the life- and history-goods -- Accounting for rights -- Rights not grounded in duties -- Rights grounded in respect for worth -- The nature and grounding of natural human rights -- Is a secular grounding of human rights possible? -- A theistic grounding of human rights -- Applications and implications -- Epilogue : Concluding reflections
Summary Wide-ranging and ambitious, Justice combines moral philosophy and Christian ethics to develop an important theory of rights and of justice as grounded in rights. Nicholas Wolterstorff discusses what it is to have a right, and he locates rights in the respect due the worth of the rights-holder. After contending that socially-conferred rights require the existence of natural rights, he argues that no secular account of natural human rights is successful; he offers instead a theistic account. Wolterstorff prefaces his systematic account of justice as grounded in rights with an exploration of the
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Christianity and justice.
Human rights -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0691129673
1400828716 (electronic bk.)
9781400828715 (electronic bk.)