By Professor Newlands George
Human rights is likely one of the most vital geopolitical matters within the glossy international. Jesus Christ is the centre of Christianity. but there exists virtually no research of the importance of Christology for human rights. This publication specializes in the connections. exam of rights unearths tensions, ambiguities and conflicts. This booklet constructs a Christology which centres on a Christ of the weak and the margins. It explores the interface among faith, legislations, politics and violence, East and West, North and South. The background of using sacred texts as 'texts of terror' is tested, and theological hyperlinks to felony and political dimensions explored. standards are constructed for motion to make an efficient distinction to human rights enforcement and determination among cultures and religions on rights.
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The essay in this volume which comes closest to the perspective of this present study is ‘Liberalism and Human Rights: A Necessary Connection’, by Rhoda Howard and Jack Donnelly. I am inclined to view a liberal approach as necessary but not sufﬁcient. There is a powerful plea for attention to needs in the context of rights in Goldewijk and Fortman (1999). Cf. Ch. 5, ‘Human Dignity and Humiliation’: A renewed focus on human dignity in the context of human rights implies at least three elements. The ﬁrst is a clear insistence that human dignity provides a critical standard or basic norm to judge any person, group, organization, institution or action that denies human equality and freedom and thus humiliates and dehumanizes people.
This recognition of transcendence, of the humanity of Jesus as extending participation beyond humanity into a distinctive relationship with God, the source of all existence, has been framed in very different sorts of language, symbol and metaphor throughout the history of Christian community. The search for appropriate language to articulate the gift of faith will always be an ongoing task that cannot be resolved through any particular cultural expression. Even within the same time and culture the language of faith will take different forms in relation to different questions, and cannot accomplish everything that needs to be said in one range of expression.
His one unrepeatable sacriﬁce, His death by torture on the cross, serves to abolish other blood sacriﬁces once and for all. We do not ﬁnd other bodies to torture and sacriﬁce, but only remember the eucharist and the one sacriﬁce which takes away the world’s pain. Jesus Christ and the Hope of Rights 21 The Christian economy of pain, therefore, overcomes the incommunicability of pain on which the torturer relies. Torture is so useful; for isolating individuals in society from one another in large part because of the inability of people to share pain… Pain is incommunicable beyond the body, and the sufferer must suffer alone.