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Justice and Rights

Nicholas Wolterstorff’s new book, Justice is getting some pretty extensive treatment over at the Immanent Frame, always on the forefront of discussions about the church, modernity, and public affairs. Jamie Smith gives the book a particularly good skewering in a couple posts. Bottom lie from Jamie is that antipathy towards the modern language of rights should not be taken as antipathy toward justice. Yep.

3 Comments

  1. Ben Myers wrote:

    Halden, I just have to say: You are a blogging machine at the moment. I’m loving it — even though it makes me horribly ashamed of my own blogging…

    Friday, March 6, 2009 at 3:45 am | Permalink
  2. Geoff Broughton wrote:

    First post here, Halden, tho’ I’ve been lurking for a while. I’m working on a phd in Restorative Justice and Christology, so I am familiar with the book, and been following the blog at an Immanent Frame. At this stage I’m not convinced by Wolterstorrf’s basic thesis in Justice, but I think he is trying to do something important in reconnecting rights language with ideas of justice and questioning assumptions about “right order.”. So for me, James Smith’s responses / critiques seems to bypass this key theme in Justice

    Friday, March 6, 2009 at 4:06 am | Permalink
  3. Halden wrote:

    Comes from reading Andrew Sullivan’s blog. That guy is the god of all bloggers. And I also found this cool feature on WordPress that lets me schedule posts to automatically appear, so now I can sort of “get ahead” when I have time. Lovin it.

    Friday, March 6, 2009 at 11:49 am | Permalink

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