Three weeks ago we took a look at what Yale philosopher Nicholas Wolterstorff had to say about the relationship between liturgy and justice in the church. The excerpt I posted comes from a collection of his essays called Hearing the Call: Liturgy, Justice, Church, and World (Eerdmans).
One of the essays in that book is about the Association for a More Just Society (AJS), a small Christian human rights organization that hosted his first visit to Honduras in 2010. I blogged about the work of AJS last summer, and I as I said then, it does some really important, inspiring work.
Wolterstorff recently paid another visit to Honduras with AJS, this time delivering a series of lectures about justice in a room full of “justice heroes.” As you can imagine, during the Q&A time, their questions are as good as Wolterstorff’s answers. Fortunately for the rest of us who weren’t there, the videos of those lectures are now online. There are six of them, and they’re long, so you may want to pace yourself.
Lecture 1: Biblical Basis: The Role of Justice in Scripture
Lecture 2: Biblical Basis: Justice and Love
Lecture 3: Theory of Justice
Lecture 4: Justice, Forgiveness, and Punishment
Lecture 5: Seeking Justice, Part 1
Lecture 6: Seeking Justice, Part 2
Here’s the first lecture on the role of justice in Scripture:
You can learn more about AJS here.
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