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Religion and the Death Penalty (Eerdmans Religion, Ethics, And Public Life Series)

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318 Pages
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This important book is sure to foster informed public discussion about the death penalty by deepening readers' understanding of how religious beliefs and perspectives shape this contentious issue. Featuring a fair, balanced appraisal of its topic, "Religion and the Death Penalty brings thoughtful religious reflection to bear on current challenges facing the capital justice system.^One look at the list of contributors reveals the significance of this book. Here are recognized leaders from the academy, government, and public life who also represent a wide range of faith commitments, including Jewish, Christian, and Muslim. Like many people of faith and goodwill, the authors disagree with one another, variously supporting retention, reform, or abolition of capital punishment. As a result, the book presents the most comprehensive and well-rounded religiously oriented discussion of the death penalty available.^Contributors: Khaled Abou El Fadl^Victor Anderson^Jeanne Bishop^J. Budziszewski^John D.,Carlson^Mario M. Cuomo^E. J. Dionne Jr.^Avery Cardinal Dulles, S. J.^Eric P. Elshtain^Richard W. Garnett^Stanley Hauerwas^Frank Keating^Gilbert Meilaender^David Novak^Erik C. Owens^George H. Ryan^Antonin Scalia^Paul Simon^Glen H. Stassen^Michael L. Westmoreland-White^Beth Wilkinson
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This important book is sure to foster informed public discussion about the death penalty by deepening readers' understanding of how religious beliefs and perspectives shape this contentious issue. Featuring a fair, balanced appraisal of its topic, "Religion and the Death Penalty brings thoughtful religious reflection to bear on current challenges facing the capital justice system.One look at the list of contributors reveals the significance of this book. Here are recognized leaders from the academy, government, and public life who also represent a wide range of faith commitments, including Jewish, Christian, and Muslim. Like many people of faith and goodwill, the authors disagree with one another, variously supporting retention, reform, or abolition of capital punishment. As a result, the book presents the most comprehensive and well-rounded religiously oriented discussion of the death penalty available.Contributors: Khaled Abou El FadlVictor AndersonJeanne BishopJ. BudziszewskiJohn D.,CarlsonMario M. CuomoE. J. Dionne Jr.Avery Cardinal Dulles, S. J.Eric P. ElshtainRichard W. GarnettStanley HauerwasFrank KeatingGilbert MeilaenderDavid NovakErik C. OwensGeorge H. RyanAntonin ScaliaPaul SimonGlen H. StassenMichael L. Westmoreland-WhiteBeth Wilkinson
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Eric P Elshtain (Editor)

Erik C. Owens is Assistant Director of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Theology, Boston College. He lives in West Roxbury, Massachusetts.

Erik C Owens (Editor)

Erik C. Owens is Assistant Director of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Theology, Boston College. He lives in West Roxbury, Massachusetts.

John D Carlson (Editor)

John Carlson is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at John Carlson is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at John Carlson is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at John Carlson is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Arizona State University. Jon Ebel is Assistant Professor ofArizona State University. Jon Ebel is Assistant Professor ofArizona State University. Jon Ebel is Assistant Professor ofArizona State University. Jon Ebel is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Cha Religious Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Cha

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