Religion and the Death Penalty: A Call for Reckoning

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Aug 6, 2004 - History - 294 pages
Series Foreword p. viii Foreword Jean Bethke Elshtain p. x Preface p. xiii Contributors p. xvi Religion and Capital Punishment: An Introduction Erik C. Owens and Eric P. Elshtain p. 1 I Faith Traditions and the Death Penalty 1. Catholic Teaching on the Death Penalty: Has It Changed? Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J. p. 23 2. Can Capital Punishment Ever Be Justified in the Jewish Tradition? David Novak p. 31 3. The Death Penalty: A Protestant Perspective Gilbert Meilaender p. 48 4. Punishing Christians: A Pacifist Approach to the Issue of Capital Punishment Stanley Hauerwas p. 57 5. The Death Penalty, Mercy, and Islam: A Call for Retrospection Khaled Abou El Fadl p. 73 II Theological Reflections on the Death Penalty 6. Categorical Pardon: On the Argument for Abolishing Capital Punishment J. Budziszewski p. 109 7. Biblical Perspectives on the Death Penalty Michael L. Westmoreland-White and Glen H. Stassen p. 123 8. Christian Witness, Moral Anthropology, and the Death Penalty Richard W. Garnett p. 139 9. Human Nature, Limited Justice, and the Irony of Capital Punishment John D. Carlson p. 158 10. Responsibility, Vengeance, and the Death Penalty Victor Anderson p. 195 III Personal Commitments and Public Responsibilities 11. The Death Penalty: What's All the Debate About? Frank Keating p. 213 12. Reflections on the Death Penalty and the Moratorium George H. Ryan p. 221 13. God's Justice and Ours: The Morality of Judicial Participation in the Death Penalty Antonin Scalia p. 231 14. Why I Oppose Capital Punishment Mario M. Cuomo p. 240 15. Capital Punishment: Is It Wise? Paul Simon p. 248 16. Facing the Jury: The Moral Trials of a Prosecutor in a Capital Case Beth Wilkinson p. 254 17. The Problem of Forgiveness: Reflections of a Public Defender and a Murder Victim's Family Member Jeanne Bishop p. 264 Afterword: Lifting New Voices against the Death Penalty: Religious Americans and the Debate on Capital Punishment E.J. Dionne Jr. p. 277 Index.
 

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Contents

Catholic Teaching on the Death Penalty Has It Changed?
23
Can Capital Punishment Ever Be Justified in the Jewish Tradition?
31
The Death Penalty A Protestant Perspective
48
Punishing Christians A Pacifist Approach to the Issue of Capital Punishment
57
The Death Penalty Mercy and Islam A Call for Retrospection
73
Categorical Pardon On the Argument for Abolishing Capital Punishment
109
Biblical Perspectives on the Death Penalty
123
Christian Witness Moral Anthropology and the Death Penalty
139
The Death Penalty Whats All the Debate About?
213
Reflections on the Death Penalty and the Moratorium
221
Gods Justice and Ours The Morality of Judicial Participation in the Death Penalty
231
Why I Oppose Capital Punishment
240
Capital Punishment Is It Wise?
248
Facing the Jury The Moral Trials of a Prosecutor in a Capital Case
254
The Problem of Forgiveness Reflections of a Public Defender and a Murder Victims Family Member
264
Lifting New Voices against the Death Penalty Religious Americans and the Debate on Capital Punishment
277

Human Nature Limited Justice and the Irony of Capital Punishment
158
Responsibility Vengeance and the Death Penalty
195

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