For the past three decades Nicholas Wolterstorff has crafted a devastating philosophical critique of and a bracing Christian alternative to John Rawlss Theory of Justice. In this exquisite new book of political theology, he tours the perennially contested questions of eros and agape, rule and equity, discipline and mercy, responsibility and forgiveness, justice and righteousness. Learned, judicious, strikingly innovative, and crystal clear, this book has all the marks of yet another Wolterstorff classic in the making.
John Witte Jr.
Nicholas Wolterstorffs Justice: Rights and Wrongs is a magisterial book. In it and in its companion volume, Justice in Love, Wolterstorff has gotten justice right.
Miroslav Volf in Books and Culture
About the Author
Nicholas Wolterstorff is Noah Porter Professor Emeritus of Philosophical Theology at Yale University and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia. Before coming to Yale he was Professor of Philosophy at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, for thirty years. His many books include Reason within the Bounds of Religion, Art in Action, Until Justice and Peace Embrace, Lament for a Son, Divine Discourse, and and Justice: Rights and Wrongs.