This book promotes the relationship between covenantal identity and social justice within Deuteronomy, arguing that social justice is a reflection of covenantal identity. It ensures that covenantal relationship with God produced a unique identity to the Israelites. As a stipulation of the covenantal identity, the Israelites were instructed to reflect those covenantal norms in the social environment through their behavioral actions. Furthermore, this research work elucidates the implication of social justice functions as relational within the framework of covenantal identity and social justice through the literary analyses of the selected texts from Deuteronomy. This book also reveals that the implication of social justice should become the being and walk of life in reflecting covenantal identity as God’s holy people and treasured possession. It also produces two contributions as a fruit of the research. One is tracing the connectivity between covenantal identity and social justice. The other is recognizing that social justice is not a mere norm or rules and regulations but a reflection of covenantal identity.
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Covenantal Identity
Chapter 3: Social Justice
Chapter 4: The Implication of Social Justice
Chapter 5: Summary and Conclusion
Aaron Martin Thomas is an ordained priest from Evangelical Church of India (ECI) holding multiple feathers in his cap as Old Testament faculty of Madras Theological Seminary & College, Presbyter in ECI Chennai Diocese, Director of ECI Children Ministries, Coodrinator of Korean partnership ministries, and Administrator of ECI Tamil Nadu Schools. He earned his BA Sociology from Loyola College, MA Christian Studies from Madras University, BD and M.Th from Gurukul Lutheran Theological College & Research Institute, PhD from Asia United Theological University, South Korea and D.Min from Master Craftsman of BILD International, USA.