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978-1-4985-0494-2 • Hardback • December 2014 • $122.00 • (£94.00)
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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.
Introduction, Anthony B. Bradley
Part One: Understanding Rawls
Chapter 1: The “early Rawls”: What is justice as fairness?, Karen Taliaferro
Chapter 2: The “late Rawls”: What is public reason?, Micah Watson
Part Two: Rawls and Christian Ethics
Chapter 3: “Much More than Fairness: The Shape of Justice in the New Testament”?, Matthew B. Arbo
Chapter 4: What does justice mean without God?, Jerome C. Foss
Chapter 5: Can human beings have intrinsic dignity or equality without God?, Matthew Parks
Chapter 6. The secularist biases of Rawls’ "neutral" rules, Hunter Baker
Chapter 7. Does “pluralism” require religion to be either rationalized or cast out of society?, Joseph Knippenberg
Part Three: What It Means in Practice
Chapter 8: Rawls and Civil Society, Daniel Kelly
Chapter 9: Rawls and Economic Justice, John Addison Teevan
Chapter 10. Rawls and the Culture War, Bryan McGraw
Conclusion, Greg Forster
This timely book explains the enormous impact John Rawls has on secular notions of relativism which have quietly crept into the Church. It is a must read for anyone seeking a Biblically based world view.
— David C. Iglesias, Wheaton College
This collection of essays affirms what many of us know and feel about justice—it is metaphysical not political. It provides a thoughtful analysis of the disastrous theoretical and sociopolitical consequences of a Rawlsian conception of justice that is rooted in a hypothetical thought experiment. Each essay makes Rawls accessible to the newcomer and is a refresher to the seasoned scholar. The collection confronts readers with the need to ground their understanding and application of justice on the basis of the divine design of human nature and flourishing and not on theoretical artifices removed from nature and reality.
— Gerson Moreno-Riano, Regent University