Fortress Press

Justice and Peace

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"If you want peace, work for justice": the slogan is meant to sum up the biblical teaching on their inseparability. What does the Bible say about the imperative to "do justice"? How should we realize that imperative in our complex world with its many and often contradictory demands? What role should people of faith take in seeking social and economic justice in the public sphere?

Fortress authors explore violence in the Bible; the message of Jesus and Augustine, Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Martin Luther King, the wealth of the Catholic and Protestant traditions, prophetic voices regarding Palestine, and more.