Christianity and Human Rights: An Introduction

By: John Witte Jr (Editor), Frank S. Alexander (Editor)

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Combining Jewish, Greek, and Roman teachings with the radical new teachings of Christ and St. Paul, Christianity helped to cultivate the cardinal ideas of dignity, equality, liberty and democracy that ground the modern human rights paradigm. Christianity also helped shape the law of public, private, penal, and procedural rights that anchor modern legal systems in the West and beyond. This collection of essays explores these Christian contributions to human rights through the perspectives of jurisprudence, theology, philosophy and history, and Christian contributions to the special rights claims of women, children, nature and the environment. The authors also address the church's own problems and failings with maintaining human rights ideals. With contributions from leading scholars, including a foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, this book provides an authoritative treatment of how Christianity shaped human rights in the past, and how Christianity and human rights continue to challenge each other in modern times.

Title: Christianity and Human Rights: An Introduction

Author Name: John Witte Jr (Editor), Frank S. Alexander (Editor)

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Publisher: U.S.A., Cambridge University Press: 2011

ISBN Number: 0521194415

ISBN Number 13: 9780521194419

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fair

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Description: Fair condition. Has bend in the back cover. Christianity and Human Rights: An Introduction By John Witte Jr (Editor), Frank S. Alexander (Editor) Product Details Hardcover: 400 pages Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (February 14, 2011) Language: English ISBN-10: 0521194415 ISBN-13: 9780521194419 Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.9 inches

Keywords: Christianity and Human Rights: An Introduction