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Justice - Moral Theology
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Part of Justice:

1. Scripture

2. Moral Theology

The notion of justice is fundamental to the human spirit. All men have some sort of aspiration, at least obscurely, towards justice. From the beginning, the notion of justice has been attached to the sphere of religion, as may be seen in Plato’s Gorgias, 507 b, and Republic, I, 331 a. In the most ancient texts of the Bible, the first monuments of supernatural revelation, there is also a bond between justice and religion (in the covenant by which Israel was bound to Yahweh). “Abraham believed the Lord; …

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José María Díez-Alegría, “Justice - Moral Theology”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 23 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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