In the process she shows that it is theoretically possible and politically necessary for theologians to keep faith with human rights indeed the christian tradition the wellspring of many of the ethical commitments considered central to human rights must embrace its vital role in the project. Keeping faith with human rights suffers from a number of minor but irritating errors the secretary of the drafting committee for the universal declaration of human rights john humphreys was . Little offers a more traditional defense of rights arguing that there exist a priori inalienable human rights hogan while retaining the commitment to human flourishing as an aim of human rights proposes a more dynamic interaction between particular cultural traditions and the western rights tradition. In lieu of an abstract here is a brief excerpt of the content 12 1 the crisis of legitimacy political and philosophical perspectives the language of human rights pervades contemporary politics its categories shape our responses to the manifold forms of economic inequality and social exclusion and provide the legal basis of our attempts to stem the tide of political violence crimes . Keeping faith with human rights hogan linda published by georgetown university press hogan linda keeping faith with human rights washington georgetown university press 2015 project muse https musejhuedu for additional information about this book
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