Capital Punishment in Religious and Philosophical Thought

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Pages:360
ISBN:1-4955-0788-2
978-1-4955-0788-5
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Dr. James Whisker and Dr. Kevin Spiker discuss the issue of capital through a religious and philosophical context. It uses both holy text and religious thinkers over the ages. They also include historical precedents as well.

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"... it has been up to humans to decide in what manner death should be administered. Both the Bible and history record some terrible methods, include burning, drawing and quartering, flagellation, dismemberment, and crucifixion. Modern technology added the electric chair, gas chamber, and lethal injections."
From the Introduction

Table of Contents

Introduction

Capital Punishment in the Hebrew Bible

Capital Punishment in the New Testament

Early Christianity and Capital Punishment

Early Medieval Thought on Capital Punishment

The Angelic Doctor on Capital Punishment

Protestant Thought and Capital Punishment

Philosophical Schools of Thought on Capital Punishment

Social Contract and Capital Punishment

Catholic Church and Capital Punishment

Some Religious Views on Capital Punishment

Modern Dictatorships and Capital Punishment

Bibliography