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This edition is a special theme issue on justice, guest edited by Alan Storkey.

Why do evangelicals have nothing to say about justice?

David McIlroy is a barrister practising in commercial and employment law.

This article poses the issue of where as evangelicals we are in our perceptions and actions on justice. David McIlroy suggests that our recent history has left us with a black hole in our biblical study and our theology. An extended review of McIlroy's book appears later in this issue.

Loving One's Neighbour and Justice

Ron Clements is the emeritus professor of Old Testament Studies at King's College, London .

Ron Clements looks at the foundational role of the Levitical command to 'love our neighbour as ourselves' in relation to state justice and international relationships.

A Biblical View of Law and Justice by David McIlroy: A Review Article

Ian Millar is a barrister and member of the Christian Lawyers' Fellowship.

David McIlroy's A Biblical View of Law and Justice (Paternoster, 2004) is the most substantial recent evangelical book on the subject of Scripture, law and justice,Ian Millar's extended review conveys some of its content and the issues it raises.

Just Prices Today

Andy Hartropp has doctorates in economics and theology and teaches economics. He is a member of the Association of Christian Economists.

In this article Andy Hartropp looks at the inadequacies of neo-classical economics compared to the great Christian tradition of just price theory and examines the resurgence of just price economics in the Fair Trade Movement.

Michael Northcott - Confessing Christ in the 'War on Terror'

The Rev Dr Michael Northcott is Reader in Christian Ethics at the University of Edinburgh . His recent book An Angel Directs the Storm: Apocalyptic Religion and American Empire (I.B. Tauris, 2004) studies the issues addressed here more fully.

In this article Michael Northcott reflects on Christian witness in Uganda under Amin and considers contemporary attitudes in American cultural Christianity which have been drawn in to support the war on terrorism and the war in Iraq . He challenges evangelicals who do not think beyond applauding George W Bush because he goes to church and asks whether we really confess Christ and are prepared to suffer for justice.

Submitting to Justice?: Christian and New Labour Visions of Global Economic Justice

Rob Saner-Haigh has a long-standing interest in international politics, particularly the relationship between powerful and poor nations and he will shortly be ordained to serve as curate in Appleby in Westmorland, Cumbria.

In the context of global poverty and inequality, Rob Saner-Haigh offers an introduction to the riches of the tradition of Catholic Social Thought in relation to economic justice. He then provides a survey of the Blair government's policy vision in relation to international development and trade and offers an evaluation of it in the light of the Christian vision. He finds many commonalities to welcome but ultimately some challenging and fundamental differences and incompatibility between the two visions.

Lifelines: Justice

Alan Storkey is author of a number of books on Christian faith, society and politics, most recently Jesus and Politics, and guest editor of this edition of Anvil.

In this final bibliographical essay, Alan Storkey provides a guide to resources for further study and action in relation to justice by offering a review of evangelical and other Christian literature surrounding the theme.



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