February 22, 2014 Editor

An Historical and Theological Survey, James J. Megivern, New York/Mahwah, N. J.: Paulist Press 1997, 641 pages.

An excerpt:

“In this important study, James Megivern offers readers a comprehensive history of the death penalty in the West. He explores the development of the death penalty chronologically through the early, medieval and modern periods while also providing geographical surveys. He concentrates on the debate over its use by theologians and philosophers, and illustrates the inconsistencies in Western thinking on its merits.” This according to the back cover. There is added on the inside cover a claim that rings true: “The Death Penalty includes more information on the history of thinking about capital punishment than is available in any other English work.”

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Genre: Church History, Death penalty, Restorative Justice, Theology
Subjects: death penalty

Editor

Wayne Northey was Director of Man-to-Man/Woman-to-Woman – Restorative Christian Ministries (M2/W2) in British Columbia, Canada from 1998 to 2014, when he retired. He has been active in the criminal justice arena and a keen promoter of Restorative Justice since 1974. He has published widely on peacemaking and justice themes. You will find more about that on this website: a work in progress.

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