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By John Witte Jr,John Witte Jr,Frank S. Alexander

ISBN-10: 0521143748

ISBN-13: 9780521143745

ISBN-10: 0521194415

ISBN-13: 9780521194419

Combining Jewish, Greek, and Roman teachings with the unconventional new teachings of Christ and St. Paul, Christianity helped to domesticate the cardinal rules of dignity, equality, liberty and democracy that floor the trendy human rights paradigm. Christianity additionally assisted in shaping the legislation of public, deepest, penal, and procedural rights that anchor smooth criminal structures within the West and past. This number of essays explores those Christian contributions to human rights in the course of the views of jurisprudence, theology, philosophy and historical past, and Christian contributions to the targeted rights claims of ladies, teenagers, nature and the surroundings. The authors additionally deal with the church's personal difficulties and failings with keeping human rights beliefs. With contributions from prime students, together with a foreword by way of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, this publication presents an authoritative therapy of ways Christianity formed human rights some time past, and the way Christianity and human rights proceed to problem one another in smooth times.

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