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Food justice and Christian ethics

Heinrich Bedford-Strohm
Verbum et Ecclesia | Vol 33, No 2 | a768 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v33i2.768 | © 2012 Heinrich Bedford-Strohm | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 25 July 2012 | Published: 06 December 2012

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The article dealt with the moral and political problem of international food justice in which the deep contradiction between the present situation of malnourishment and starvation in large parts of the global population on the one hand and the biblical notion of the preferential option for the poor on the other hand was described. This ecumenically widely accepted notion was clarified in several aspects. How deeply this is rooted in the history of Christian social thought was shown by Martin Luther


justice; food; public theology; globalisation; poverty


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