Download A life for a life?: death penalty on trial by Vernon W. Redekop PDF

By Vernon W. Redekop

Show description

Read Online or Download A life for a life?: death penalty on trial PDF

Similar social issues books

Sustainable Agriculture,

The technological revolution in farming practices has allowed us to transparent and domesticate extra land, develop crops and animals swifter, and kill a greater diversity of pests and ailments than ever earlier than. regrettably, those efficiencies are proving to be unsustainable within the long-term and feature created difficulties corresponding to soil structural decline, erosion, salinity, soil acidification, lack of fertility, nutrient loading of waterways, dams and a building up of chemical residues.

Asian Children at Home and at School: An Ethnographic Study

This ebook is an ethnographic examine of a complete institution within the south of britain. It explores the perspectives of lecturers, Asian mom and dad and their childrens touching on schooling and education. youngsters among the a long time of thirteen and 18 have been studied at domestic and in school and their reports shape the focus of the examine.

A Plea for British Black Theologies

Because the moment global warfare greater than 1. 000 Black self sufficient congregations in round three hundred diverse companies have sprung up far and wide Britain. The immigration of Afro-Caribbeans and West Africans has resulted in the emergence and development of many church buildings which flourish within the towns and allure increasingly more contributors.

Secrets Girls Keep. What Girls Hide (& Why) and How to Break the Stress of Silence

Have you learnt somebody with a mystery? This ebook is for each woman with a mystery, which pretty well capacity each one. Our secrets and techniques aid us, damage us, and occasionally even hang-out us past highschool. secrets and techniques like:I hate the best way i glance. My boyfriend yells at me. i am dishonest my approach via chemistry. I misplaced my virginity and remorse it.

Extra resources for A life for a life?: death penalty on trial

Example text

3. Reflect on the meaning of mercy and forgiveness. Page 54 Chapter 9 What Is Justice? "Crime is a disease. " These words appeared in an advertisement for the movie Cobra. The ad shows what people expect in justice. Not a sensitive administration of law, but an overwhelming force seeking revenge. Through force of muscle and technology, the problem will be solved. People will get both protection (the strong arm of the law) and the "joy" of getting even with all who are hurting them. Do we really want a government characterized by a "get-tough" mentality?

Jesus represented humanity on the cross and took the punishment we all deserve. This theology comes in part from one of the servant songs of Isaiah. "Because of our sins he was wounded, beaten because of the evil we did. We are healed by the punishment he suffered, made whole by the blows he received" (Isaiah 53:5). This, however, was only one of the servant songs. Jesus identified more clearly with Isaiah 61:1, "The Sovereign Lord has filled me with his spirit. " These servant songs reveal that God does not act in a heavy-handed way.

Is this vengeance on the part of Jesus? To what extent does our behavior affect how we are treated now and to what degree do we await final judgment before God? Jesus taught that those who are good to the naked and the poor have been good to him and are to be rewarded at the final judgment. Even those who may have been pious but who neglected the needy are to be punished. " It seems that Jesus' emphasis falls on our behavior. He wants us to become less judgmental, more merciful, less Page 46 hypocritical, and more concerned with the pain of the hurting.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.25 of 5 – based on 42 votes