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400 RELIGION COURSES – FALL 2015

460-01 – The Justice of God – HUSBANDS – TR - 3:00-4:20 pm – LH224
More and more, the word “justice” shows up in everyday conversations, news reports, prayers and worship. Yet, do we know what it is? Can we agree on what justice demands? Why should we “act justly, love mercy, and do justice” (Micah 6:8)? Does justice stand in opposition to love, or do they somehow fit together? This course seeks to offer a clear focus upon the justice of God (cf. Psalm 89:14, Amos 5:24; and Isaiah 32:16-17). Understanding justice within the primary setting of God’s reconciliation of the world in Christ locates the question of the means (i.e., how to do justice) within the more fundamental question of proper foundation and end of justice. Seeing justice as the outworking of God’s reconciliation opens us up to a vision of life in which we might become the justice of God (cf. 2 Cor. 5:19-21).