The biblical truth about America's death penalty /

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Main Author: Recinella, Dale S., 1951-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:Boston : Northeastern University Press, c2004.
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245 1 4 |a The biblical truth about America's death penalty /  |c Dale S. Recinella. 
260 |a Boston :  |b Northeastern University Press,  |c c2004. 
300 |a xxviii, 433 p. ;  |c 23 cm. 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references (p. [361]-407) and indexes. 
505 0 0 |g INTRODUCTION --  |t Trends in the American death penalty --  |t Torah and Talmud --  |t A point of beginning: beyond platitudes --  |g PART I. WHAT DOES BIBLICAL TRUTH TELL US ABOUT WHO IS DESERVING OF DEATH AND THE AUTHORITY TO KILL? --  |t The mosaic law: from Moses to Jesus; from Cain to Lamech --  |t Life for life and the rule of blood: mandate or law of limitation? --  |t Who deserves death?: Torah, the American colonies, and Modern America --  |t A Christian conundrum under mosaic law: atonement by sacrifice versus reconciliation by grace --  |t Authority to kill: the Sanhedrin --  |t Authority to kill: extra-biblical courts and Romans --  |t Authority to kill : biblical deterrence --  |t Summary of part one --  |g PART II. WHAT DOES BIBLICAL TRUTH TELL US ABOUT THE REQUIRED PROCEDURES AND THE PLIGHT OF FAMILIES OF THE VICTIMS? --  |t An innocent person you shall not slay: witnesses permitted --  |t An innocent person you shall not slay: evidence permitted --  |t An innocent person you shall not slay: innocence versus closure --  |t Let it be done to them as they sought to do to him: false testimony and prosecutorial misconduct --  |t Levels of culpability and diminished capacity: age, mental illness, and mental retardation --  |t God is blind to wealth: no privilege for rich over poor --  |t God is blind to color all victims are of equal value; all offenders are to be treated equally --  |t Impartiality in the decision makers: the politics of death --  |t For whom is it a detriment?: The American death penalty and families of the victims --  |t Summary of part two --  |t A faith alternative: abolition or moratorium of the American death penalty by people of biblical faith --  |g Appendix[es] A.  |t Short form of an abolition resolution for people of biblical faith --  |g B.  |t Short form of a moratorium resolution for people of biblical faith --  |g C.  |t 2000 Southern Baptist Convention resolution on capital punishment passed in Orlando, Florida in June, 2000. 
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