Wolterstorff on Human Rights

Does the language of human rights have its origins in the narrative of the secular enlightenment or in that of the Christian tradition?  Often the way this narrative is told affects whether Christian or secular thinkers are willing to embrace the concept of rights as fitting to the Christian moral imagination.

Nicholas Wolterstorff is the Noah Porter Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Yale University and currently a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia.

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