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Peace in Its Fullness: Biblical Perspectives on Aspects of Peace

GVER, Vol. 7 No. 3, (2016)

This article explores biblical conceptions of peace, particularly the connection between peace and social justice, focusing mainly on the Old Testament. The biblical roots of Martin Luther King, Jr.?s quote, ?Without justice there can be no peace? are examined. Governments are responsible for justice through legal and judicial systems. Justice also has an ideal or cosmic sense. Martin Luther King Jr., worked for this kind of justice as he sought to overturn laws that oppressed African Americans. God?s justice is defined broadly to include defense of the poor and oppressed, as well as ecological harmony.

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