Justice And Compassion In Biblical Law

✏Book Title : Justice and Compassion in Biblical Law
✏Author : Richard H. Hiers
✏Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
✏Release Date : 2009-12-14
✏Pages : 256
✏ISBN : 9780567024183
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Justice and Compassion in Biblical Law Book Summary : The theory and praxis of biblical law in the historical and contemporary landscape of American law and culture is contentious and controversial. Richard Hiers provides a new consideration of the subject with an emphasis upon the underlying justice and compassion implicit within. Special consideration is given to matters of civil law, the death penalty, and due process. An analysis of various biblical trial scenes are also included. The book draws on, and in turn relates to three areas of scholarship and concern: biblical studies, social ethics, and jurisprudence (legal theory). Modern legal categories often illuminate the nature of biblical law: for instance, by distinguishing between inheritance and bequests or wills (a distinction not found in traditional biblical commentaries), and by identifying the meaning or function of biblical laws by using such categories as "contract" and "tort" law, "due process," "equal protection," and "social welfare legislation." Several discussions throughout the book compare or contrast biblical laws with modern Anglo-American law or social policies. Each chapter begins with two or three relevant quotations: one or two from biblical texts, and sometimes from one or two relevant latter-day sources, notably, Magna Carta, the United States Constitution, and writings by Ayn Rand, and Robert Bellah. Although modern law usually shows greater compassion, biblical law often combines concern for both justice and compassion in ways that sometime provide grounds for critiquing modern counterparts.

📒Compassionate Justice ✍ Christopher D. Marshall

✏Book Title : Compassionate Justice
✏Author : Christopher D. Marshall
✏Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
✏Release Date : 2012-08-01
✏Pages : 386
✏ISBN : 9781621894407
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Compassionate Justice Book Summary : Two parables that have become firmly lodged in popular consciousness and affection are the parable of the Good Samaritan and the parable of the Prodigal Son. These simple but subversive tales have had a significant impact historically on shaping the spiritual, aesthetic, moral, and legal traditions of Western civilization, and their capacity to inform debate on a wide range of moral and social issues remains as potent today as ever. Noting that both stories deal with episodes of serious interpersonal offending, and both recount restorative responses on the part of the leading characters, Compassionate Justice draws on the insights of restorative justice theory, legal philosophy, and social psychology to offer a fresh reading of these two great parables. It also provides a compelling analysis of how the priorities commended by the parables are pertinent to the criminal justice system today. The parables teach that the conscientious cultivation of compassion is essential to achieving true justice. Restorative justice strategies, this book argues, provide a promising and practical means of attaining to this goal of reconciling justice with compassion.

📒Justice For The Poor ✍ Walter J. Houston

✏Book Title : Justice for the Poor
✏Author : Walter J. Houston
✏Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
✏Release Date : 2020-03-09
✏Pages : 276
✏ISBN : 9781532646027
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Justice for the Poor Book Summary : Can the Old Testament help us in keeping the excesses of capitalism in check? How can a book that goes on about "justice and righteousness," but says "there will always be poor people in the land" and accepts slavery have anything to say to us about social justice? Did kings of Israel draft their subjects--and which subjects--for forced labor? What does it mean when the Psalms say God is coming to judge the world? Is charity justice?--or is justice more than charity? Does Genesis give us the right to use the earth and its creatures as we like? These are some of the questions that Walter Houston asks, and tries to answer, in this book of essays from his work over the last twenty-five years.

✏Book Title : Interpreting Ancient Israelite History Prophecy and Law
✏Author : John H. Hayes
✏Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
✏Release Date : 2013-06-07
✏Pages : 320
✏ISBN : 9781630874407
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Interpreting Ancient Israelite History Prophecy and Law Book Summary : Contents The History of the Study of Israelite and Judean History Wellhausen as a Historian of Israel The Twelve-Tribe Israelite Amphicyony: An Appraisal The Final Years of Samaria (730-720 BC) The History of the Form-Critical Study of Prophecy The Usage of Oracles against Foreign Nations in Ancient Israel Amos's Oracles against the Nations (1:2--2:16) Restitution, Forgiveness, and the Victim in Old Testament Law Covenant Covenant and Hesed: The Status of the Discussion

✏Book Title : Created in the Image of God
✏Author : Nico Vorster
✏Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
✏Release Date : 2011-10-26
✏Pages : 196
✏ISBN : 9781630878115
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Created in the Image of God Book Summary : What does it mean to be created in the image of God? How can the existence of evil be explained if we believe in a good and loving God? What is the precise meaning of the notion of original sin? How can God transfer the guilt of humanity to one innocent individual, or should we rather dispense with the notion of penal satisfaction? The first part of Created in the Image of God grapples in a concise manner with these and other elusive and controversial theological and anthropological issues. The second part proceeds to address societal issues that relate to dignity, equality, and freedom. How can human dignity and the dignity of the environment be reconciled? Are the values of freedom and equality natural enemies? When does theology become a tool of oppression? How should we evaluate neo-liberalist economic theory after the greatest recession since the Depression? This book cautiously attempts to provide some answers that might help modern society to re-invent itself in a tumultuous age.

📒Seeds Of The Spirit ✍ Richard H. Bell

✏Book Title : Seeds of the Spirit
✏Author : Richard H. Bell
✏Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
✏Release Date : 1995-01-01
✏Pages : 181
✏ISBN : 0664254659
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Seeds of the Spirit Book Summary : This book brings together a selection of classic spiritual writings from the twentieth century's most inspirational authors. Arranged thematically, this book is ideal for use as a spiritual primer for laity and clergy alike, and is also helpful for sermon preparation. The topics include alienation and loneliness, holiness and spirituality, justice and kindness, purity of heart, humility and renunciation, spiritual presence and incarnation, and worship, gratitude, and joy. Challenging and engaging, these writings will invite us to explore and deepen our sense of the sacred in our everyday lives. Selections are from the work of Karl Barth, Daniel Berrigan, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Martin Buber, Dorothy Day, Matthew Fox, Gustavo Gutierrez, Dag Hammarskjold, Vaclav Havel, Abraham Heschel, Martin Luther King Jr., Madeleine L'Engle, C. S. Lewis, Thomas Merton, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Henri Nouwen, Brother Roger of Taize, Dorothee Soelle, Simone Weil, and many others. A short biography of each writer is included.

📒A Sensible God ✍ Seán ÓLaoire

✏Book Title : A Sensible God
✏Author : Seán ÓLaoire
✏Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
✏Release Date : 2008-10-03
✏Pages : 273
✏ISBN : 9781469119489
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏A Sensible God Book Summary : A SENSIBLE GOD This, the third volume in the series, comes from a Celtic soul, a scientific mind and a poetic heart. It is a book of stories and scriptures, of science and psychology, of theology and wisdom, of poetry and passion. The Big Bang was the sound of God laughing uproariously at the wonder of His latest creation. And since the main difference between fanaticism and passion is a sense of humor, this volume has plenty to make the reader laugh. It comes from the tongue of a story-teller priest who spent his childhood steeped in the mythology of Ireland and another 14 years immersed in the folklore of East Africa.

📒The Mission Of God S People ✍ Christopher J. H. Wright

✏Book Title : The Mission of God s People
✏Author : Christopher J. H. Wright
✏Publisher : Zondervan Academic
✏Release Date : 2010-09-07
✏Pages : 304
✏ISBN : 9780310323037
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Mission of God s People Book Summary : Chris Wright’s pioneering 2006 book, The Mission of God, revealed that the typical Christian understanding of “missions” encompasses only a small part of God’s overarching mission for the world. God is relentlessly reclaiming the entire world for himself. In The Mission of God’s People, Wright shows how God’s big-picture plan directs the purpose of God’s people, the church. Wright emphasizes what the Old Testament teaches Christians about being the people of God. He addresses questions of both ecclesiology and missiology with topics like “called to care for creation,” “called to bless the nations,” “sending and being sent,” and “rejecting false gods.” As part of the Biblical Theology for Life Series, this book provides pastors, teachers, and lay learners with first-rate biblical study while at the same time addressing the practical concerns of contemporary ministry. The Mission of God’s People promises to enliven and refocus the study, teaching, and ministry of those truly committed to joining God’s work in the world.

✏Book Title : Jerusalem City of Law and Justice
✏Author : Naḥum Raḳover
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1998
✏Pages : 512
✏ISBN : UOM:39015042099021
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Jerusalem City of Law and Justice Book Summary :

📒The Moral Bond Of Community ✍ Bernard Vincent Brady

✏Book Title : The Moral Bond of Community
✏Author : Bernard Vincent Brady
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1998
✏Pages : 174
✏ISBN : MINN:31951D015789579
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Moral Bond of Community Book Summary : This introduction to Christian ethics moves from Biblical faith to the harder questions about late 1990s life.