The Justice Reader: Classical Readings on the Cardinal Virtue of Justice, developed in partnership with the team at Classic Learning Test (CLT), is a timely and engaging collection of approximately 50 selected readings on justice. With excerpts taken from the great books of the ancient, medieval, and modern periods, this book is more than just an anthology. It is also a guidebook that will help students to understand the great conversation surrounding justice. Students will observe the various connections, similarities, and differences between the readings and gain insight into the ways these works have influenced practices and institutions throughout history.
As students trace the great conversation from Plato to Aquinas to Frederick Douglass to G. K. Chesterton and beyond, additional essays that correspond with the readings will prompt them to consider integrating ideas, applications, and historical connections. The book, keyed to the curated author bank of the Classic Learning Test, contains prompts for writing and discussion that will be useful for both classes and individual study. It is an ideal way to study great authors in the classical tradition and to prepare for the verbal section of the Classic Learning Text.
While some volumes provide a “call to action,” our intent here is instead to issue a “call to study.” . . . You will be well served by reading and thinking deeply with the writers in this volume—sometimes affirming, and sometimes arguing intensely with what you find here—in order to prepare yourself for times and situations we cannot now fully know and can likely scarcely imagine.
—from the introduction, by Dr. Angel Adams Parham
Also in partnership with CLT, check out the Classic Learning Test Student Guide!
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