Theology and the Boundary Discourse of Human Rights by Ethna Regan

By Ethna Regan

What are human rights? Can theology recognize human rights discourse? Is theological engagement with human rights justified? What position may still this discourse occupy inside ethics?

Ethna Regan seeks to respond to those questions on human rights, Christian theology, and philosophical ethics. the most objective of this e-book is to justify and discover theological engagement with human rights. Regan illustrates how that engagement is either ecumenical and numerous, bringing up the rising engagement with human rights discourse by means of evangelical theologians according to the conflict on Terror. The booklet examines the place the subjects and matters of key sleek theologians—Karl Rahner, J. B. Metz, Jon Sobrino, and Ignacio Ellacuría—converge with the subjects and matters of these dedicated to the development of human rights. Regan additionally severely engages with the “disdain” for rights discourse that's present in the postliberal opinions of John Milbank and Stanley Hauerwas.

This interdisciplinary quantity could be of curiosity to scholars and students within the fields of systematic theology, theological ethics, human rights, faith and politics, and political theory.

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