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Justice in Love

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An eminent Christian philosopher?'s thought on the relation between love and justiceThe concepts of love and justice have long been prominent in the moral culture of the West, yet they are often considered to be hopelessly at odds with one another. In this book acclaimed Christian philosopher Nicholas Wolterstorff shows that justice and love are indeed perfectly compatible ...more
Hardcover, 284 pages
Published May 3rd 2011 by William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company (first published April 15th 2011)
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Clearly articulated and convincing case for understanding love as being attentive to, rather than supplanting, justice. Argues for a NT continuity of the OT theme of God's concern for justice for the vulnerable, while also defending generosity and forgiveness as acts of justice. I found his categories for love (benevolence, care, beneficence, attraction, etc.) interesting - it makes me want to read C.S. Lewis's Four Loves, and perhaps some other works. In this work, he fleshes out some thoughts ...more
Bo White

Wolterstorff brings some sanity to this discussion for me and his two books (justice and justice in love) have been formative for me. I recommend them both, particularly if you're interested in international work and missions. For example, poverty is linked Biblically to injustice and this cannot simply be ignored or swiped away. Wolterstorff treats the rule of law and our love as the highest order of law with intelligence and depth.
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Wolterstorff is the Noah Porter Professor Emeritus of Philosophical Theology, and Fellow of Berkeley College at Yale University. A prolific writer with wide-ranging philosophical and theological interests, he has written books on metaphysics, aesthetics, political philosophy, epistemology and theology and philosophy of religion.
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