By Professor Newlands George
Human rights is among the most crucial geopolitical concerns within the sleek international. Jesus Christ is the centre of Christianity. but there exists nearly no research of the importance of Christology for human rights. This e-book makes a speciality of the connections. exam of rights finds tensions, ambiguities and conflicts. This booklet constructs a Christology which centres on a Christ of the susceptible and the margins. It explores the interface among faith, legislations, politics and violence, East and West, North and South. The historical past of using sacred texts as 'texts of terror' is tested, and theological hyperlinks to felony and political dimensions explored. standards are constructed for motion to make a good distinction to human rights enforcement and determination among cultures and religions on rights.
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I would like to think that an intercultural theology may contribute to this ‘thin universalism’ by bringing its tradition to the table not as a trump card, but as an equal contribution to the conversation. In this way it may perhaps be possible to see that religion is compatible with what is a genuine, rather than a privileged, political liberalism, which is open to conversation while maintaining its intolerance of oppression. Let me try to clarify my position in relation to Michael Ignatieff’s comments on religion.
Claims to rights inevitably come into conﬂict with one another. 1 1 Although most of the literature cited in this study is from the post-1945 period, surprising items can be found on rights much earlier. P. Hurlbut, a New York lawyer, published Essays on Human Rights and their Political Guarantees in Edinburgh in 1847. This forward-looking piece, much of which revolves round the constitution of the State of New York, even has a special chapter on ‘The Rights of Woman’ (52ff). ”’ The chapter is an enlightened plea for property rights for women.
67). ,74). , 77). He quotes Charles Taylor to the effect that the concept of human rights ‘could travel better if separated from some of its underlying justiﬁcations’. He disagrees with religious grounds – as advocated by Perry and Stackhouse – and, indeed, with a form of humanist idolatry: despite the degree of secular and religious hubris it attracts, there is nothing sacred about human rights Ignatieff advocates a Rights, Cultures and Transcendence: Ambiguity and Tension 27 humble humanism without rights inﬂation; all human beings should be protected from cruelty.
Christ And Human Rights: The Transformative Engagement (Theology and Religion in Interdisciplinary Perspective Series) (Theology and Religion in Interdisciplinary Perspective Series) by Professor Newlands George