This critical analysis of the relationship between Christian theology and human rights is written in a lucid and accessible style, and is an excellent resource for students and academics interested in theology, human rights and the historical background to contemporary ethical debates. The author's deep understanding of the development of the idea of human rights in western society and politics, as well as the conflicts and debates associated with an idea of human rights, is clear from the outset. As well as providing a geneology of the concept of rights, Ruston surveys the ways in which this development has been closely related to the development of a just war theory, as well as making a valuable contribution to postcolonial studies by focusing on the colonisation of South America. Finally the book is not only concerned to create an historical account of the development of the idea of human rights, but also is largely concerned to show the relevance of historical debates to recent ethical questions. An excellent textbook for students of Religion and Ethics, or Human Rights and Theology.Publishers Description
Offers a distinctive contribution that is breaking new ground...I think this would be an excellent resource for undergraduate courses and for postgraduate studies. I would definitely recommend it." Dr Tina Beattie, Senior Lecturer, University of Surrey Human Rights and the Image of God is a critical analysis of the relationship between Christian theology and human rights. Written in a lucid and accessible style, this is an excellent resource for students arid academics interested in theology, human rights and the historical background to contemporary ethical debates. The development of the idea of human rights in western society and politics is closely followed, as are the conflicts and debates associated with the idea of human rights.The author surveys the ways in which this development has been closely related to the development of a just war theory. Roger Ruston is a theologian who worked closely on the Dominican Justice and Peace Commission, and for the Christendom Trust.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.76" Width: 6.88" Height: 0.94"
Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Jul 26, 2011
Publisher SCM Press
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