Rethinking Justice : Restoring Our Humanity

Description

In Rethinking Justice, Richard H. Bell lifts up and restores an idea of justice found in classical writers such as Socrates and Seneca as well as in more recent thinkers. Justice, classically, has dealt with righting wrongs and restoring peace to individuals and human communities. We have lost sight of this in our modern political and legal dealings and must find a way to return it to mind and to practice. Each chapter looks at ways to restore such reconciliatory practices to the idea of justice that can be found in our contemporary life and literature and focuses on numerous recent cases of abuse of justice among individuals, groups and nations. Bell approaches justice as a concept that goes hand in hand with compassion, mercy, and trust. Rethinking Justice reminds us that we have an obligation to foster peace, be merciful, and promote reconciliation with our brothers and sisters in humanity.

Details

Author(s)
Jr. Richard H. Bell, Walter Brueggemann
Format
Hardback | 160 pages
Dimensions
167.64 x 228.6 x 17.78mm | 408.23g
Publication date
28 Jul 2007
Publisher
Lexington Books
Publication City/Country
Lanham, MD, United States
Language
English
ISBN10
0739122282
ISBN13
9780739122280