Theology and the Boundary Discourse of Human Rights

Author
Ethna Regan
Content Type
Book
Institution
Georgetown University Press
Abstract
The discourse of human rights has emerged as the dominant moral discourse of our time. Reflecting on this often contentious discourse, with both its enthusiasts and detractors, led me to consider the following questions: What constitutes an intelligible definition of human rights? What place should this discourse occupy within ethics? Can theology acknowledge human rights discourse? How is theological engagement with human rights justified? What are the implications of the convergence of what are two potentially universalizable discourses?
Topic
Human Rights, Religion, Political Theory