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Redeeming a Prison Society: Response to Mass Incarceration by Amy Levad offers a Catholic perspective that directly addresses the concrete issues from a strongly interdisciplinary approach and utilizes the rich liturgical and sacramental resources of penance and Eucharist to offer a theological vision of reform.
Call Number: Main Library Stacks 261.8336 L574r 2014
Publication Date: 2014
Timothy Charles Murphy
Sustaining Hope in an Unjust World: How to Keep Going When You Want to Give Up by In this love letter to the disheartened activist, pastor Timothy Murphy reflects on his own journey of disappointments and despair and rediscovers a faith - and a God - who inspires us to continue fighting, even when it feels like we're losing the battle. Real-life stories and reflections from the front lines of the social justice movement offer the faithful activist sustenance and companions for the journey. Discussion questions invite deeper personal and group contemplation on how to hold onto faith in difficult times.
Call Number: New Books 261.8 M958s 2019
Publication Date: 14 May 2019
Out of Many Faiths: Religious Diversity and the American Promise by In this thought-provoking book, Patel draws on his personal experience as a Muslim in America to examine the importance of religious diversity in the nation's cultural, political, and economic life. He explores how religious language has given the United States some of its most enduring symbols and inspired its most vital civic institutions--and demonstrates how the genius of the American experiment lies in its empowerment of all people.
Call Number: JSTOR eBook
Publication Date: 27 August 2019
Christopher D. Marshall
Compassionate Justice: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue with Two Gospel Parables on Law, Crime, and Restorative Justice by Two parables that have become firmly lodged in popular consciousness and affection are the parable of the Good Samaritan and the parable of the Prodigal Son. These simple but subversive tales have had a significant impact historically on shaping the spiritual, aesthetic, moral, and legal traditions of Western civilization, and their capacity to inform debate on a wide range of moral and social issues remains as potent today as ever. Noting that both stories deal with episodes of serious interpersonal offending, and both recount restorative responses on the part of the leading characters, Compassionate Justice draws on the insights of restorative justice theory, legal philosophy, and social psychology to offer a fresh reading of these two great parables.
Call Number: Main Library Stacks 261.833 M3556c 2012
Publication Date: August 2012
The Theology of Liberalism: Political Philosophy and the Justice of God by We think of modern liberalism as the novel product of a world reinvented on a secular basis after 1945. In The Theology of Liberalism, one of the country's most important political theorists argues that we could hardly be more wrong. Eric Nelson contends that the tradition of liberal political philosophy founded by John Rawls is, however unwittingly, the product of ancient theological debates about justice and evil. Once we understand this, he suggests, we can recognize the deep incoherence of various forms of liberal political philosophy that have emerged in Rawls's wake. In closing, Nelson sketches a way out of the argumentative maze for liberals who wish to emerge with commitments to freedom and equality intact.
Call Number: Main Library Stacks 261.7 N332t 2019
Publication Date: 15 October 2019
Anathea E. Portier-Young and Gregory E. Sterling, editors.
Scripture and Social Justice: Catholic and Ecumenical Essays by About this edition
ISBN: 9781978702882, 1978702884
Page count: 280
Publisher: Lexington Books/Fortress Academic
Author: Stephen P. Ahearne-Kroll
Editors: Anathea E. Portier-Young, Gregory E. Sterling
The essays gathered here provide a panoramic view of current thinking on biblical texts that play important roles in contemporary struggles for social justice - either as inspiration or impediment. Here, from the hands of an ecumenical array of leading biblical scholars, are fresh and compelling resources for thinking biblically about what justice is and what it demands. Individual essays treat key debates, themes, and texts, locating each within its historical and cultural settings while also linking them to the most pressing justice concerns of the twenty-first century. The volume aims to challenge academic and ecclesiastical complacency and highlight key avenues for future scholarship and action.
Call Number: Main Library Stacks 261.8 Scr34 2018
Publication Date: 15 June 2018
Prophetic Encounters: Religion and the American Radical Tradition by In this groundbreaking, definitive work, McKanan treats the histories of religion and of the Left as a single history, showing that American radicalism is a continuous tradition rather than a collection of disparate movements. Emphasizing the power of encounter--between whites and former slaves, between the middle classes and the immigrant masses, and among activists themselves--McKanan shows that the coming together of people of different perspectives and beliefs has been transformative for centuries, uniting those whose faith is a source of activist commitment with those whose activism is a source of faith. Offering a history of the diverse religious dimensions of radical movements from the American Revolution to the present day, Prophetic Encounters invites contemporary activists to stand proudly in a tradition of prophetic power.
Call Number: 211.40973 M191p 2011
Publication Date: November 2012
David J. Neville
The Bible, Justice and Public Theology by Informed and inspired by Christopher Marshall's landmark work on Compassionate Justice (Cascade Books, 2012) in dialogue with Jesus' parables of the Good Samaritan and the Prodigal Son, this collection of studies addresses various interrelations between the Bible, justice, and public theology.
Call Number: Main Library Stacks 241.622 B47122 2014
Publication Date: 23 September 2014
For the Healing of the Nation: A Biblical Vision by For the Healing of the Nation offers a serious look at the social and political climate in the United States from a biblical perspective, emphasizing race and otherness, economics and the environment, and institutional violence (war and capital punishment). Critical not only of both major political parties but also of centrist compromises between Right and Left, Russell Pregeant seeks a forward position, which he terms ecocommunitarian, based on biblical values. His musings touch on both southern and American identities and on the nature of the biblical writings and the ways they should and should not be used in contemporary debates.
Call Number: Main Library Stacks 261.80973 P913f 2016
Publication Date: April 2016