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Justice and Love


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Conversations Between Souls, Ben Okri Prologue: Some Reflections on Justice and Love PART ONE: Justly Looking I. On Justice II. Justly Looking PART TWO: Reckoning III. Reckoning IV. Time and Attention V. Witnessing PART THREE: Love VI. For Love and Justice VII. Discourses of Faith Afterword Epilogue

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A series of philosophical meditations on how we might think about justice and, by extension, love in the contemporary world.

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Rowan Williams (Baron Williams of Oystermouth) is Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge, UK. He was formerly Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity at the University of Oxford, UK, and was Archbishop of Canterbury from 2002-2012. Mary Zournazi is an Australian writer and philosopher. She is the author of several books, including Hope - New Philosophies for Change (2003) and Inventing Peace: A Dialogue on Perception (I.B. Tauris, 2013). Her book Keywords to War (2007) was made into a radio documentary for ABC Radio National in Australia and it was nominated for the Australian UN Media Peace Prize in 2008. Ben Okri OBE FRSL is a Nigerian poet and novelist. His novel The Famished Road won the Man Booker Prize in 1991.


How to define justice? Find the correct universal formula? Rectify long-standing injustices (there are lots of these)? This eye-opening exchange between two remarkable thinkers, who draw on their knowledge of politics, theology and literature, shows us how much more is required. We have to be able really to see each other beyond our self-serving projections and stereotypes (something that love can provide resources for); and we have to imagine how we could form together a mutually sustaining society. * Charles Taylor, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, McGill University, Canada *

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