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Journey toward justice :

personal encounters in the global south /

Nicholas P. Wolterstorff.

Main Author: Wolterstorff, Nicholas.
Format: Book
Language: English
Series: Turning south.
Subjects: Christianity and justice.
Christianity > 21st century.
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Table of Contents:
  • Part 1. Awakening. Two awakening experiences
  • An evening in Amman
  • Questions about starting from the wronged
  • One difference that starting from the wronged made
  • Another difference that starting from the wronged made
  • Part 2. Justice and rights. Opposition to rights-talk
  • What are rights?
  • Rights grounded in worth
  • Why rights-talk is important
  • Is rights-talk for expressing possessive individualism?
  • Part 3. Justice in scripture. Natural rights in three Church Fathers
  • Justice in the Old Testament
  • On the claim that justice is supplanted in the New Testament
  • Justice in the New Testament
  • On English translations of the New Testament
  • More about justice in the New Testament
  • Justice and love
  • Justice, love, and shalom
  • Does scripture imply a right order conception of justice?
  • Part 4. Righting injustice. Human rights
  • Six days in South Africa
  • Art in the struggle to right injustice
  • On the blocking of empathy and the hardening of hearts
  • The structure of social justice movements
  • Part 5. Just punishment. A visit to Honduras
  • St. Paul's rejection of retributive punishment
  • What Paul said about the task and authority of the state
  • Justice, forgiveness, and punishment
  • Part 6. Beauty, hope, and justice. Justice and beauty
  • Hope
  • Recap.

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