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The Priority of Love: Christian Charity and Social Justice
This book explores the relation between agape (or Christian charity) and social justice. Timothy Jackson defines agape as the central virtue in Christian ethical thought and action and applies his insights to three concrete issues: political violence, forgiveness, and abortion. Taking his primary cue from the New Testament while drawing extensively from contemporary ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published December 15th 2002 by Princeton University Press
(first published January 1st 2002)
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Dec 16, 2009 John rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: only those who are interested in debates on abortion
Most of this book was just an utter bore to me and I was even a theology major in college, so you'd think I'd like it. The only redeeming part of this book, which definitely is worth reading, is the chapter dedicated to Abortion. The author offers some very interesting points on both sides of the debate. If you want to read this chapter, I'll lend you the book, or look for it in the library (not worth spending the money for it).