Justice in the Balance


by John L. McLaughlin

Justice in the Balance
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Publication date: 2008-10-31
Number of pages: 216
ISBN: 9782896460311

An innovative exploration of the prophetic voice in the First Testament.

In this accessible book, John McLaughlin examines the rich prophetic literature of the First Testament to identify the way it addresses questions of justice. In exploring the historical, religious, social and economic context of these, some of the oldest sources of the Bible, McLaughlin shows how this prophetic message relates to our own time and circumstances.

Justice in the Balance presents selected writings from Isaiah, Jeremiah, Hosea, Amos, Micah, Zechariah and Malachi, among others. Each prophet's approach to the question of justice is discussed, so that each passage can be understood in its own terms. More importantly, these prophetic excerpts are presented in order to illustrate their relevance for the modern world and the kinds of comparable transformative actions they suggest.

John L. McLaughlin teaches Old Testament and the Hebrew Bible at the University of St. Michael's College, Toronto. He is a long-time Novalis editorial adviser and the author of The Questions of Jesus and Parables of Jesus. His books have also been published in India, Poland, and Brazil.

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