About the book
The essays written by Nicholas Wolterstorff essentially falls into the category of political philosophy and is based on the lectures of a noted Dutch theologist and political theorist Abraham Kuyper. Kuyper's lectures for 1981 were originally delivered at the Free University of the Amsterdam. The author has outlined and explored the thoughts of Kuyper about Christian order and Christianity. The book is a detailed analysis as to how seeking shalom (peace, prosperity, completeness and welfare) is crucial for seeking justice.
It is a great scholarly work which discusses about the transformative form of Christianity rather than a regressive form of the faith. It also acts as a guide and gives an insight to bring reformation in the world while keeping in mind God's real purpose to create it. It discusses as to how seeking justice should be the foundation of seeking shalom. Wolterstorff asks the Christians to be true to God's idea of shalom in each and every perspective of their lives.
The author himself a philosopher gives an idea about looking at the urgent matters of world poverty, nationalism, urban ugliness from the biblical perspective. While he discusses about how the modernity and technology brings the world near to shalom he acknowledges the fact that technology is not absolute. Even that has some limitations as it cannot bring shalom between god and people.
About the author:
Nicholas Wolterstorff is an American philosopher and also a noted professor of philosophical theology at the Yale University. He is also a visiting professor at the eminent universities like Harvard, Oxford and Princeton. The philosopher has helped in establishing the society of Christian philosophers. Wolterstorff has also been the President of the American Philosophical Association for its central division.
Being a versatile writer, Wolterstorff has written on metaphysics, political philosophy, aesthetics and many more.
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ISBN Code of this particuar book is 080281980X.