The Resource Executing grace : how the death penalty killed Jesus and why it's killing us, Shane Claiborne

Executing grace : how the death penalty killed Jesus and why it's killing us, Shane Claiborne

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Executing grace : how the death penalty killed Jesus and why it's killing us
Title
Executing grace
Title remainder
how the death penalty killed Jesus and why it's killing us
Statement of responsibility
Shane Claiborne
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this reasoned exploration of justice, retribution, and redemption, the champion of the new monastic movement, popular speaker, and author of the bestselling The Irresistible Revolution offers a powerful and persuasive appeal for the abolition of the death penalty. The Bible says an eye for an eye. But is the state's taking of a life true--or even practical--punishment for convicted prisoners? In this thought-provoking work, Shane Claiborne explores the issue of the death penalty and the contrast between punitive justice and restorative justice, questioning our notions of fairness, revenge, and absolution. Using an historical lens to frame his argument, Claiborne draws on testimonials and examples from Scripture to show how the death penalty is not the ideal of justice that many believe. Not only is a life lost, so too, is the possibility of mercy and grace. In Executing Grace, he reminds us of the divine power of forgiveness, and evokes the fundamental truth of the Gospel--that no one, even a criminal, is beyond redemption"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
261.8/33660973
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV8694
LC item number
.C53 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Executing grace : how the death penalty killed Jesus and why it's killing us, Shane Claiborne
Link
http://static.harpercollins.com/harperimages/isbn/large/4/9780062347374.jpg
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-313)
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  • CHARLOTTE
  • RICHMOND
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Something just doesn't feel right -- Let's begin with the victims -- Death and grace in the Bible -- The limits of an eye for an eye -- The most famous execution in history -- The early Christians and execution -- Death on the run -- Race, the death penalty, and lynching -- The death penalty's hall of shame -- Putting a face on the issue -- Putting a face on the innocent -- The haunted executioners -- A new vision of justice -- Making death penalty history
Control code
000403167
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
313 pages
Isbn
9780062347374
Lccn
2015042836
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
u270681
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000403167
  • (OCoLC)908706691

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