Theo-Web. Academic Journal of Religious Education 16 (2017), V.1, 9-21

Imperatives of justification, project-related coercions and the belief in justification. On theological and sociological discourses about justification

While the term ‘justification’ seems to be outdated to theologians, sociologists and political scientists turn to it more and more frequently in order to describe how societies deal with inequalities in a supposedly just society. This essay presents the theory of justification developed by the French sociologist Luc Boltanski. In a project-based society the need of individuals to justify themselves is a permanent task. What are the conditions under which a theological concept of justification will relate to a sociological one?

Justification, Recognition, sociology

Theo-Web. Academic Journal of Religious Education 16 (2017), V.1