Informing the Future: Social Justice in the New Testament (Google eBook)

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Paulist Press, 2003 - Religion - 282 pages
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The roots of social justice run deep -- right back to the Bible. Now, in Informing the Future, scripture scholar, writer and teacher Joseph A. 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. It is there, the author demonstrates, that we will find the inspiration that challenges us, sustains us and brings hope to our world today. Book jacket.
  

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Contents

Social Justice in the Torah
5
The Prophets and Social Justice
34
Social Justice in the Psalms and Wisdom Literature
67
Social Revolution in the Desert The Qumran Community
89
Mark Breaking Down Dividing Walls in the Roman Empire
103
Matthew The Gospel of Justice
132
Luke Theology and Praxis of a Perpetual Jubilee
172
John Ideal Models for New Relationships
208
Paul the Apostle Oneness Through Diversity
227
Social Justice in Christian Writings of the First Three Centuries
249
The United Nations Millennium Declaration and the New Testament
258
Notes
271
Bibliography
275
Index
279
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Grassi teaches New Testament and Christian Origins as a professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Santa Clara University, California.

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