Generous Justice: How God's Grace Makes Us Just (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Nov 2, 2010 - Religion - 256 pages
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It is commonly thought in secular society that the Bible is one of the greatest hindrances to doing justice. Isnít it full of regressive views? Didnít it condone slavery? Why look to the Bible for guidance on how to have a more just society? But Timothy Keller challenges these preconceived beliefs and presents the Bible as a fundamental source for promoting justice and compassion for those in need. In†Generous Justice, he explores a life of justice empowered by an experience of grace: a generous, gracious justice. This book offers readers a new understanding of modern justice and human rights that will resonate with both the faithful and the skeptical.


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User Review  - Bob Price - Goodreads

Justice and conservative evangelical theology are usually not two subjects that go together. But in this book, Redeemer Presbyterian Pastor Tim Keller combines these two subjects in an intensely ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mike E. - Goodreads

In this book Keller calls Christians, but especially Christ-centered, Bible-saturated evangelicals, to care for the "quartet of the vulnerable"--widows, orphans, immigrants, and the poor. The biblical ... Read full review

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Who Is This Book For?
Justice and the Bible
Why Am I Interested in Justice?
Youre a RacistYou Know
On Grace and Being Just
I Didnt Know Who Was Going to Shoot Me First
Justice Is Care for the Vulnerable
Justice Reflects the Character of God
A New Attitude for the Poor
Pushing the Button
Always Thinking of Justice
Levels of Help
The Needs of Poor Communities
Relocation and Redistribution
Racial Reconciliation
Grace and Race

Is God on the Side of the Poor?
Justice Is Right Relationships
Justice Includes Generosity
Christians and the Ceremonies
Christians and the Civil Law of Moses
Christians and Society
A Community of Justice
Justice and Our Political Categories
What Causes Poverty?
A Case Study
If He Cannot Afford
But Thats the Old Testament
Jesus and the Vulnerable
Jesus and the Prophets
A Whole Cloth
Jesuss New Community
Who Is My Neighbor?
The Good Samaritan
Objections to Jesus
The Great Samaritan
The Importance of Motivation
Honoring the Image
The Image of God and Civil Rights
Recognizing Gods Ownership
Responding to Gods Grace
Justification and Justice
A Higher View of the Law
A New Attitude toward the Poor
Reform and Changing Systems
Putting It All Together
What about the Rest of Us?
Working with People in Need
Doing Justice and Preaching Grace
Spheres of Justice
This Is a Justice Issue
Empty Concepts
Competing Visions
Cooperation and Provocation
Justice Is Inescapably Judgmental
A New Conversation
The Artwork of God
A House and a Garment
Forms of Shalom
Losing Shalom
Justice and Beauty
God in the Face of the Poor
INTRODUCTION Why Write This Book?
ONE What Is Doing Justice?
TWO Justice and the Old Testament
THREE What Did Jesus Say About Justice?
FOUR Justice and Your Neighbor
FIVE Why Should We Do Justice?
SIX How Should We Do Justice?
SEVEN Doing Justice in the Public Square
EIGHT Peace Beauty and Justice

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About the author (2010)

Timothy Keller was born and raised in Pennsylvania and educated at Bucknell University, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and Westminster Theological Seminary. He was first a pastor in Hopewell, Virgina. In 1989 he started Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan with his wife, Kathy, and their three sons. Today, Redemmer has more than five thousand regular Sunday attendees, plus the members of more than one hundred new churches around the world. Also the author of Counterfeit Gods, The Prodigal God,and the New York Times bestseller The Reason for God, he lives in New York with his family.

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