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Author Amesbury, Richard, 1972-
Title Faith and human rights : Christianity and the global struggle for human dignity / Richard Amesbury and George M. Newlands.
Imprint Minneapolis : Fortress Press, c2008.
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 Main Collection  BT738.15 .A44 2008    AVAILABLE


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Call # BT738.15 .A44 2008
Phys. Description xix, 146 p. ; 18 cm.
Series Facets
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Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 129-141) and index.
Contents Human rights and Christian witness: a case study -- What are human rights? -- Human rights and the problem of grounding -- Universal human rights and religious particularity -- Christianity and human rights: a historical perspective -- Toward a theology of human rights -- Postscript: an invitation to the struggle.
Summary This work argues that though the idea of human rights is not exclusively religious, its realisation in practice requires urgent action on the parts of people of all faiths and of no faith. The authors' contention is that while faith has much to offer in this area, the world's religions still have more to do.
Local Note J.V. Morsch Center for Social Justice request
Subject Civil rights -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Human rights -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Alt Author Newlands, G. M., 1941-
ISBN 9780800621322 (alk. paper)
0800621328