Does human rights need God? / edited by Elizabeth M. Bucar and Barbra Barnett.

"This consequential volume presents leading scholars, activists, and officials from four continents who dare to discuss the "why" behind human rights. Appraising the current situation from diverse religious perspectives - Jewish, Protestant, Orthodox, Muslim, Confucian, and secular hu...

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Online Access: Full Text (via Internet Archive)
Other Authors: Bucar, Elizabeth M., Barnett, Barbra
Format: eBook
Published: Grand Rapids, Mich. : William B. Eerdmans Pub., ©2005.
Series:Eerdmans religion, ethics, and public life series.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction : the "why" of human rights / Elizabeth M. Bucar and Barbra Barnett
  • Why human rights needs God : a Christian perspective / Max L. Stackhouse
  • Human rights and modern Western faith : an Orthodox Christian assessment / Vigen Guroian
  • God and human rights in a secular society : a Biblical-Talmudic perspective / David Novak
  • Islam and the challenge of democratic commitment / Khaled Abou El Fadl
  • Enduring change : Confucianism and the prospect of human rights / Anthony C. Yu
  • Natural law and human rights : a conversation / Robert P. George
  • Religion, religions, and human rights / Louis Henkin
  • The challenge of religious fundamentalism to the liberty and equality rights of women : an analysis under the United Nations charter / Courtney W. Howland
  • The Israeli-Palestinian conflict of rights : is God the only problem? / Sari Nusseibeh
  • God, the devil, and human rights : the South African perspective / Charles Villa-Vicencio
  • What kind of God does human rights require? / Martin Palouš
  • Religious freedom : a legacy to reclaim / Robert A. Seiple
  • Afterword / Jean Bethke Elshtain.