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What kind of society do we want? That is the ultimate question Gardner C. Hanks asks in this compelling book.Drawing on Old and New Testament resources as well as secular arguments, Hanks shows that the death penalty harms rather than helps any quest for a just, humane society. Used primarily against the poor or mentally disabled, capital punishment reinforces societal ineWhat kind of society do we want? That is the ultimate question Gardner C. Hanks asks in this compelling book.Drawing on Old and New Testament resources as well as secular arguments, Hanks shows that the death penalty harms rather than helps any quest for a just, humane society. Used primarily against the poor or mentally disabled, capital punishment reinforces societal inequities and exacerbates racism. Hanks demonstrates through research data that the death penalty is not only an ineffective crime-fighting tool, it also brings out the worst in society, pollutes the political process, and threatens human rights....

Title : Against the Death Penalty: Christian and Secular Arguments Against Capital Punishment
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ISBN : 9780836190755
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 208 Pages
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Against the Death Penalty: Christian and Secular Arguments Against Capital Punishment Reviews

  • Adam Ross
    2018-12-06 21:14

    I was hoping for more. Hanks brief book attempts to summarize both the Christian and the social arguments against the death penalty, but the book is much heavier on the social, rather than the theological, front. There are must stronger Biblical cases against capital punishment to be made elsewhere, but he does effectively show that society doesn't benefit at all from keeping the death penalty, and for these arguments the book will be a useful resource.

  • Victoria
    2018-11-17 03:05

    As someone who believes fully in the love of our enemies and neighbors and to forgive those who hurt us, I take my stance against the death penalty seriously. I wanted to see what another fellow believer had to say on the matter with research included. Although this is a dated book (where the statistics don't seem to go past 1995), it had great information about first the Biblical aspects of Christians stances into the more modern histories of executions. He explains how violence and murders actually increase where the death penalty lies rather than decreases and gives information about the horrors of how people are killed through capital punishment. I learned a lot and found it to be filled with good information.