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Informing the future : social justice in the New Testament

Author: Joseph A Grassi
Publisher: New York : Paulist Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Grassi takes readers back to the New Testament to explore the place of social justice--the just distribution of economic, social and cultural resources to all people--as envisioned and practiced in its pages.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph A Grassi
ISBN: 0809140926 9780809140923
OCLC Number: 49698829
Description: vi, 282 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Part I: Old Testament roots. Social justice in the Torah --
The prophets and social justice --
Social justice in the Psalms and wisdom literature --
Social revolution in the desert: the Qumran community --
Part II: Social justice in the New Testament. Mark: breaking down dividing walls in the Roman Empire --
Matthew: the gospel of justice --
Luke: theology and praxis of a perpetual jubilee --
John: ideal models for new relationships --
Paul the Apostle: oneness through diversity --
Part III. Social justice in Christian writings of the first three centuries --
The United Nations millennium declaration and the New Testament.
Responsibility: Joseph A. Grassi.

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A guide to the teachings on social justice in the New Testament, along with practical references to their application in today's world.  Read more...

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