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Theology and the Boundary Discourse of Human Rights (Paperback)

Author: Regan, Ethna

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What are human rights? Can theology acknowledge human rights discourse? Is theological engagement with human rights justified? What place should this discourse occupy within ethics?

Ethna Regan seeks to answer these questions about human rights, Christian theology, and philosophical ethics. The main purpose of this book is to justify and explore theological engagement with human rights. Regan illustrates how that engagement is both ecumenical and diverse, citing the emerging engagement with human rights discourse by evangelical theologians in response to the War on Terror. The book examines where the themes and concerns of key modern theologians -- Karl Rahner, J. B. Metz, Jon Sobrino, and Ignacio Ellacur?a -- converge with the themes and concerns of those committed to the advancement of human rights. Regan also critically engages with the "disdain" for rights discourse that is found in the postliberal critiques of John Milbank and Stanley Hauerwas.

This interdisciplinary volume will be of interest to students and scholars in the fields of systematic theology, theological ethics, human rights, religion and politics, and political theory.

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Publisher Georgetown Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9781589016422
SKU 211580314
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1589016424
Release Date 4/1/2010
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0256
Publisher Georgetown University Press
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