The launch for the paperback edition of God, Justice and Society took place in Bristol in the beautiful nineteenth-century surroundings of the Warden’s House, Wills Hall, by kind permission of the Warden, Prof. Julian Rivers. This paperback edition is exclusively available from the Jubilee Centre, priced £19.99, plus P&P. The evening was attended by around [...]
The Bible and sex is nowadays seen as an explosive combination. At the same time, there’s evidence in our society of a schizophrenia regarding sexual morality. On the one hand sex is seen as trivial – ‘casual sex’ – whilst on the other there’s growing alarm over child sex abuse, ‘date rape’ and pornography. We tend to see a paedophile on every street corner but at the same time we’re blind to the sexualisation of human beings all around us in the name of freedom, entertainment and profit. How does the Bible’s teaching relate to our postmodern culture? With Jonathan Burnside, Dale Kuehne, Ian Rose and Chris Willmore. Sound by Douglas Hamilton.
“An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.” For most people, this is the best known part of biblical law. And for some people, it’s the only part of biblical law they know. Is it representative of biblical law as a whole – and what does the saying really mean? What does the Bible think about homicide and vengeance? And what does it see as an appropriate response to terrible events which devastate so many families and societies? With Jonathan Burnside, Michael Naughton, Julian Rivers, Donald Shell and Chris Willmore.
Land is money and, at least in the United Kingdom, we are obsessed by house prices. At the same time, many feel they don’t have much personal attachment to the places, and the neighbourhoods, where they live. Increasing numbers of us, especially in urban areas, live in middle-class ‘transit camps’, where we don’t know our neighbours, and don’t want to either. Yet increasing numbers of us also live, not in transit camps, but in detention areas, where we feel trapped and it’s very difficult to move out. What has become of our idea of property, in contrast to biblical ideas of the relationship between people and land? How could this affect the way we live our lives?
With Jonathan Burnside, Ian Rose, Donald Shell and Chris Willmore.
The impending extinction of species like the tiger, the melting icecaps and the ravaging of the rainforests are symptoms of our emerging global crisis. Yet all this raises deep questions of justice because the poorest developing countries will be hit earliest and hardest by climate change, even though they have contributed least to the problem. The present environmental crisis is not primarily a technological challenge, but a moral and theological one. Yet for some people, the Bible is as eco-friendly as an oil slick. For others, the story of a God who creates and sustains a wonderful world is a call to care for creation. How does the Bible see the relationship between humanity and the environment?
With Jonathan Burnside, Donald Shell and Chris Willmore.
The Bible is said to be the most important book for making sense of Western civilisation and biblical law is one of its foundations. Whether it’s the idea of a shared day of rest, the constraints put upon political authority, the idea of mercy or employee rights, biblical law has a claim to historical influence that’s unmatched by any other ancient legal system. But what does it mean to think about its nature and character today? With Michael Naughton, Julian Rivers, Donald Shell and Chris Willmore.
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“There could not be a more appropriate time to publish this extremely important book… [Relational Justice] is a radical new approach which any one with any concern about our criminal justice system needs to be aware… The Jubilee Policy Group and each of the contributors are to be warmly congratulated on what this book achieves.” [...]
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Seeking Justice Podcasts – exploring questions of justice and the Bible in the modern world. Jonathan Burnside takes each chapter of the book God, Justice and Society and discusses it with a group of friends. AVAILABLE NOW TO DOWNLOAD! What does it mean to think about biblical law in the 21st century? The Bible is [...]