But to do right …: Why the language of ‘rights’ does not do justice to justice

Bernd Wannenwetsch

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The essay critically engages Woltertorff’s account of justice by challenging the political status of its archaeological defence of rights language, its prioritizing of ‘primary’ and therefore ‘procedural’ justice, its suggestion to think of rights as ‘social bonds’ and the validity of subjecting God and world under one and the same concept of ‘worth’.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)138-146
Number of pages9
JournalStudies in Christian Ethics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 2010


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