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The Death Penalty: An Historical and Theological Survey

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This is a history of theological, philosophical, legal and popular arguments for the viability of capital punishment, by an authority in the field. The book shows how capital punishment has been ineffective and thus implicitly argues for its elimination. The author says no kind of history like this has ever before done.
Hardcover, 641 pages
Published September 1st 1997 by Paulist Press (first published August 1997)
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The subtitle sets the parameters for this well researched and clearly written argument against the death penalty.
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Very detailed--but a great study on the way the way the church has viewed the death penalty throughout history.
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