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By E. Clinton Gardner

ISBN-10: 052149639X

ISBN-13: 9780521496391

Justice and Christian Ethics is a research within the that means and foundations of justice. Separate chapters are dedicated to significant philosophical and non secular traditions that experience formed the assumption and perform of justice within the West. those comprise the classical culture of advantage (Aristotle and Aquinas), biblical principles of covenant and the righteousness of God, Puritanism, and John Locke. the writer develops a covenantal thought of justice that gives vital spiritual assets for the renewal and transformation of justice in society

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In addition to the father-son image (Is. 5:i). 4o:n). 3:i4; 31:2) for the same purpose. In addition, for the first time among the prophets he also speaks of a covenant between God and Israel. ) and as a guarantee of the divine mercy toward Israel (Jer. 14:21). 31:31-33). The fullest Old Testament expression of God's righteousness and, consequently, of his demand for justice, is found in the sixthto-eighth-century prophets. Three terms which are used in this context are particularly important: justice {mishpat), righteousness (tsedeq), and love/mercy (hesed).

These elements are the just agent, just acts, and just rules. For Aristotle justice refers, first of all, to the moral state of the agent. "5 As such, justice is contrasted with Moral components of justice 25 injustice, that is, with that moral state which makes people unjust in action and intention. 52 Insofar as justice refers to the moral state of the agent, it is primarily a settled disposition to treat others equally or fairly. Yet a just person, acting out of passion, may commit an unjust act such as adultery or theft without having any defect of moral purpose.

28 By the time of Ezra, the term, "the book of the law," evidently included the entire Pentateuch; as such these books were collectively called Torah. 29 Through canonization of the Torah, Moses came to be revered both as the mediator of the covenant between God and Israel, and as the only authoritative proclaimer of the divinely revealed law. THE LAW AND THE PROPHETS There has been much misunderstanding of the relationship of the prophets to law in the Old Testament. It is often assumed that the two stand in polar opposition to each other.

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