Theology and the Boundary Discourse of Human Rights
What are human rights? Can theology acknowledge human rights
discourse? Is theological engagement with human rights justified?
What place should this discourse occupy within ethics?
Ethna Regan seeks to answer these questions about human rights,
Christian theology, and philosophical ethics. The main purpose of
this book is to justify and explore theological engagement with
human rights. Regan illustrates how that engagement is both
ecumenical and diverse, citing the emerging engagement with human
rights discourse by evangelical theologians in response to the War
on Terror. The book examines where the themes and concerns of key
modern theologians-Karl Rahner, J. B. Metz, Jon Sobrino, and
Ignacio Ellacuría-converge with the themes and concerns of those
committed to the advancement of human rights. Regan also critically
engages with the "disdain" for rights discourse that is found in
the postliberal critiques of John Milbank and Stanley Hauerwas.
This interdisciplinary volume will be of interest to students and
scholars in the fields of systematic theology, theological ethics,
human rights, religion and politics, and political theory.
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