Book Review: Generous Justice

Edge Induced Cohesion

Generous Justice:  How God’s Grace Makes Us Just, by Timothy Keller

In general, there is a lot to like about this book.  The author has set himself an ambitious goal and manages to achieve it.  In doing so, he manages to discuss many of the false dilemmas that haunt contemporary Christianity when it comes to issues of justice.  In general, conservatives oppose personal sins and liberals oppose social sins, and few people focus on the entire package.  That the author manages to do so without coming off as a community organizer for the Democratic party is worthwhile and suggests at least some of the savvy that allows him to be a fairly traditional Protestant evangelical in New York City, by showing a bit more diversity than most in terms of his approach.  There is, as one might expect, at least a little bit of self-hatred here as the author reflects…

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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