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Is there a God of human rights? : the complex relationship between human rights and religion : a South African case

Author: J A van der Ven; J S Dreyer; H J C Pieterse
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2004.
Series: International studies in religion and society, 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume deals with the place and function of human rights in democracies in modern society and the complex relationship between human rights and religion, both historically and empirically.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J A van der Ven; J S Dreyer; H J C Pieterse
ISBN: 9004142096 9789004142091
OCLC Number: 56413896
Description: xx, 642 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. social constitution of human beings and human rights --
Ch. 2. Society, law and human rights --
Ch. 3. Human rights culture and human rights attitudes --
Ch. 4. Context of origin --
Ch. 5. Context of codification --
Ch. 6. Context of legitimation --
Ch. 7. Effects of religious attitudes on human rights attitudes --
Ch. 8. Human rights in the name of God --
Ch. 9. Evil of violence as a trigger for human rights --
Ch. 10. Imitation of Jesus in the perspective of human rights --
Ch. 11. Salvation as a motive for human rights --
Ch. 12. Christian communities for human rights --
Ch. 13. Interreligious interaction as a contribution to human rights --
Ch. 14. Conclusion : a god of human rights? : which god of which religious attitudes and whose human rights?
Series Title: International studies in religion and society, 2.
Responsibility: by J.A. van der Ven, J.S. Dreyer, H.J.C. Pieterse.

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'Conclusion: a fascinating book.' Jean-Pierre Wils, Radboud Magazine, 2005.

 
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