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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

John Rawls and Justice as Unfairness

In 2014, Lexington Books published John Rawls and Christian Social Engagement: Justice as Unfairness by Greg Forster and Anthony B. Bradley. Anthony B. Bradley is associate professor of theology at the King's College. Greg Forster is senior fellow at the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice.

From the publisher's description of John Rawls and Christian Social Engagement: 
This book critiques the Rawlsian concepts of “justice as fairness” and “public reason” from the perspective of Christian political theory and practice. The Rawlsian paradigm has become pervasive in multiple disciplines outside political philosophy and is unconsciously embedded in a great deal of Christian public discourse; this calls for a new level of analysis from Christian perspectives. This is the first volume to examine Rawls based on Christian principles drawn from theological ethics, social thought, political theory and practical observation. In addition to theoretical perspectives, the book connects its critique of Rawls to specific hot-topic practical questions in three areas: social issues (abortion, marriage, etc.), economic issues (wealth creation, poverty programs, etc.), and the increasing difficulty of political compromise and peaceful coexistence in the context of the culture war. The book includes some of the leading Christian political theorists in America.

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