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The Mission of Justice

McIlroy, David (2011) 'The Mission of Justice.' Transformation, 28 (3). pp. 182-194.

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Abstract

This paper explores some of the biblical material, renewed attention to which has contributed to the rise in Christian commitment to the mission of justice. In particular, it looks at the ways in which that imperative has been articulated by evangelicals. The Old Testament prophets denounce injustice and this finds its echo in the book of James and in Revelation. Jesus was Justice Incarnate and calls His followers to demonstrate justice. Whilst there is continuing debate about whether action for justice is best understood as integrated with, inseparable from or even part of evangelism, there is growing agreement that the Great Commission cannot be fulfilled without obedience to the Great Commandments, and that may involve using law as an instrument to achieve justice.

Item Type: Journal Articles
SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > School of Law
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): 10.1177/0265378811404789
Depositing User: David McIlroy
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2011 10:09
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/12562

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