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

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, inner most, penal, and procedural rights that anchor smooth felony platforms within the West and past. This selection of essays explores those Christian contributions to human rights during the views of jurisprudence, theology, philosophy and background, and Christian contributions to the distinctive rights claims of girls, little ones, nature and the surroundings. The authors additionally tackle the church's personal difficulties and failings with preserving human rights beliefs. With contributions from prime students, together with a foreword via Archbishop Desmond Tutu, this publication offers 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 glossy times.

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