Informing the Future: Social Justice in the New Testament

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Paulist Press, 2003 - 282 pages
The roots of social justice run deep -- right back to the Bible. Now, in Informing the Future, scripture scholar, writer and teacher Joseph A. Grassi takes readers back to the New Testament to explore the place of social justice -- the just distribution of economic, social and cultural resources to all people -- as envisioned and practiced in its pages. It is there, the author demonstrates, that we will find the inspiration that challenges us, sustains us and brings hope to our world today. Book jacket.

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Social Justice in the Torah
5
The Prophets and Social Justice
34
Social Justice in the Psalms and Wisdom Literature
67
Social Revolution in the Desert The Qumran Community
89
Mark Breaking Down Dividing Walls in the Roman Empire
103
Matthew The Gospel of Justice
132
Luke Theology and Praxis of a Perpetual Jubilee
172
John Ideal Models for New Relationships
208
Paul the Apostle Oneness Through Diversity
227
Social Justice in Christian Writings of the First Three Centuries
249
The United Nations Millennium Declaration and the New Testament
258
Notes
271
Bibliography
275
Index
279
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Page 176 - The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor.
Page 35 - In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and his train filled the Temple.
Page 59 - I will sprinkle clean water upon you, and you shall be clean from all your uncleannesses, and from all your idols I will cleanse you. A new heart I will give you, and a new spirit I will put within you; and I will take out of your flesh the heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.
Page 243 - For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body— Jews or Greeks, slaves or free— and all were made to drink of one Spirit.
Page 55 - I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put my law within them, and I will write it upon their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
Page 224 - God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth : But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another?
Page 48 - When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son.
Page 172 - ... those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word. Therefore, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, it seemed good also to me to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught.
Page 87 - Two are better than one ; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.

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