Inviting New Worlds, Tuning to New Voices: A Post-9/11 Meditation on 'Where Do We Go from Here?'

Seattle Journal for Social Justice, Vol. 3, p. 587, 2005

40 Pages Posted: 10 Feb 2008  

Rhonda V. Magee

University of San Francisco

Abstract

This article compares, contrasts, and explores the connections between liberation theology and the author's post-subordinationist jurisprudential doctrine, humanity consciousness. The article uses these alternative theoretical lenses to evaluate the United States' military response to the threat posed by Middle Eastern Islamic terrorists. The article asserts that both liberation theology and humanity consciousness bring to the critique of law and foreign policy an appeal to spirituality as a progressive force of social change. When linked with critically informed advocacy, this appeal to spirituality can bring about deeply meaningful transformations within individuals that lead to meaningful changes within the law.

Keywords: Humanity Consciousness, Liberation Theology, Iraq war, War on Terror, 9/11

Suggested Citation

Magee, Rhonda V., Inviting New Worlds, Tuning to New Voices: A Post-9/11 Meditation on 'Where Do We Go from Here?'. Seattle Journal for Social Justice, Vol. 3, p. 587, 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1091564

Rhonda V. Magee (Contact Author)

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