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Title: Theology of love and temporal justice
Author: Gunnarsson, Gretar
ISNI:       0000 0004 7655 0025
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 2015
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The thesis addresses the problematic of the relationship between Christian love and justice as it regards political structures and institutions. In doing so we hope contribute to a better understanding of the relationship that ought to pertain between the Christian church and political authorities. We make a distinction within the concept of justice, distinguishing between a more general loving justice and temporal justice which belongs specifically to political authorities and is reactive to loving justice. We argue that it cannot be maintained that love simply becomes temporal justice, in the sense that the justice of temporal authorities should be the same as the loving justice Christians proclaim and hope for. Neither is there the opposite, a peaceful boundary between love and temporal justice. This is because there is another criterion for the interrelationship between love and justice to be deduced from what will be established in the thesis. Temporal justice is the space created that allows love to be actualized. The nature and limits of this interaction between love and temporal justice will be explained and the spaces of temporal justice argued to be neither negative nor positive but rather suggestive. The thesis provides a descriptive framework for how the interaction between love and temporal justice takes place and posits the criteria that should guide political action and political judgment. The entire argument of the thesis is substantiated by conversation with certain key interlocutors who are all participants in a broader conversation that is defined in the thesis.
Supervisor: Reimer, David ; O'Donovan, Oliver Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.764134  DOI: Not available
Keywords: love ; justice ; temporal justice ; space ; potentiality ; actualization ; politics
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