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Justice - Scripture
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Part of Justice:

1. Scripture

2. Moral Theology

1. The social sense of justice in the Old Testament. The ОТ idea of צרקּה (usually δικαιοσύνη in the LXX), unlike justice as conceived of in terms of objective theological principles, is not determined by permanent and immutable norms of human behaviour such that a man is accounted just when he acts in conformity with them. Throughout the whole of the ОТ in general, צרקּה is a style of action, in a relation of fellowship between partners, which is the permanent constituent of this relationship and hence has its norm in…

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Klaus Berger, “Justice - Scripture”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 07 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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