Biblical Essay

1581 Words 7 Pages
Isaiah Davis
05-08-2012
Justice in a P.S.

Seeing Through the Lens of Biblical Justice

Biblical Justice has been one of the main topics that we have been discussing in our class lately. Biblical Justice involves making individuals, communities, and the creation whole, by supporting both goodness and impartiality. Biblical Justice stands at the center of true religion, according to the book of James, James believed that the kind of religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: “to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world” James 1:27. Proverbs 29:7 says, “The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern. I believe
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Contract is also another theory of justice. This philosophical theory of justice deals with the involvement of the parties involved to decide on the justness of the situation. John Rawls believed that social contract involved individuals understanding that justice is synonymous with fairness. Basically, it is individuals who enter into a social and political arrangement where they understand that the interests of justice are best served when there is a sense of fairness that underscores the configuration of both realities. This understanding of the social contract according to Rawls' works through the embrace of the veil of ignorance. This theory ensures that if individuals had no idea about where they were to fall into a social order, they would’ve made decisions that guaranteed those at the bottom would have some type of chance at success.

Given this, there would be a consideration that while individuals have freedom to do whatever they wish to improve their own lives, the social contract in which Rawls places faith in designing his conception of justice is one where individuals see that those at the bottom of society have some level of legitimate and genuine opportunity for happiness and success. This theory connects with biblical justice because it allows us to come to and understanding and try to be fair as much as possible. The thing about this theory is that it deals with faith. Having faith that the

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