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Justice Rising

The Emerging Biblical Vision

John Heagle


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A comprehensive, up-to-date survey of the meaning and evolution of biblical justice and its challenge for contemporary faith communities.

Justice Rising connects biblical themes on social justice to our personal lives, to our relationships, to our religious institutions, and to the communities, local, national, and international, in which we live.

It is an invitation to re-imagine what it means to be human and just in our wounded world. It is a roadmap, based on the Bible, for a viable future that we can no longer afford to ignore.

John Heagle confronts the reality of violence in religious traditions but goes much further to explore a new dramatic shift in ethical consciousness that is leading us beyond retributive justice toward restorative and transformative justice. Justice Rising takes Jesus' phrase, "a spring of water gushing up to eternal life" (John 4:14) as a metaphor for the emergence of God's solidarity in human relationships and invites us to drink deeply.

Orbis Books, 9781570758843, 188pp.

Publication Date: November 23, 2010