David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Religious Ethics 28 (3):339 - 365 (2000)
In this article, the author traces the response of liberation theologians to human rights initiatives through three distinct stages over the past thirty years: from an initial avoidance of the concept, to an early critique, and then to a nuanced theological appropriation. He contends that liberation theology brings a thoroughgoing concern for the poor and an innovative methodology of historicization to the discussion of human rights. In clarifying the treatment of human rights within a specific religious movement, the author also addresses larger questions about the specific role of human rights language. To this end, the article shows how liberation theologians have grappled concretely with the divisions among different "generations" of rights, various rights discourses, and diverse options for rights advocacy
|Keywords||rights discourse human rights liberation theology rights of the poor historicization|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Jose Aldunate (1994). Human Rights as the Rights of the Poor: The Perspective From Liberation Theology. Journal of Moral Education 23 (3):297-303.
Manuel Toscano (2012). Language Rights as Collective Rights: Some Conceptual Considerations on Language Rights. Res Publica 27:109-118.
John Mahoney (2007). The Challenge of Human Rights: Origin, Development, and Significance. Blackwell Pub..
W. J. Talbott (2010). Human Rights and Human Well-Being. Oxford University Press.
Louis Henkin (1998). Religion, Religions, and Human Rights. Journal of Religious Ethics 26 (2):229 - 239.
Louis Pojman (1991). A Critique of Contemporary Egalitarianism. Faith and Philosophy 8 (4):481-504.
João Cardoso Rosas (2008). Human Rights. Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 11:93-100.
Alasdair Cochrane (2012). From Human Rights to Sentient Rights. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 16 (5):655-675.
J. Ci (2005). Taking the Reasons for Human Rights Seriously. Political Theory 33 (2):243 - 265.
Joseph Raz (2010). Human Rights Without Foundations. In J. Tasioulas & S. Besson (eds.), The Philosphy of International Law. Oxford University Press
Christine Chwaszcza (2010). The Concept of Rights in Contemporary Human Rights Discourse. Ratio Juris 23 (3):333-364.
Max L. Stackhouse (1998). The Intellectual Crisis of a Good Idea. Journal of Religious Ethics 26 (2):263-268.
Added to index2010-08-24
Total downloads11 ( #293,589 of 1,790,544 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #270,682 of 1,790,544 )
How can I increase my downloads?