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God's Just Vengeance: Crime, Violence and the Rhetoric of Salvation (Timothy Gorringe) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1996) 9780521557627
God's Just Vengeance: Crime, Violence and the Rhetoric of Salvation (Timothy Gorringe) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1996) 9780521557627
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Title: God's Just Vengeance: Crime, Violence and the Rhetoric of Salvation

Author: Gorringe, Timothy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 1996

Paperback; ISBN: 9780521557627

Volumes: 1; Pages: 294

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This book examines the relationship between the theologies of atonement and penal strategies. Christian theology was potent in Western society until the nineteenth century, and the so-called "satisfaction theory" of the atonement interacted and reacted with penal practice. Gorringe argues that atonement theology created a structure of affect that favored retributive policies. He reviews theory and practice in the twentieth century, and makes concrete proposals for both theology and criminal and societal violence.Reviews"... [an] extraordinarily learned volume ... unusually perceptive and even profound. It should be read and studied carefully by everyone involved in the administration of criminal justice."--Law Books In Review"... the author convincingly demonstrates how an atonement model invariably leads to a retributivist strategy based on punishing offenders."--The Canadian Catholic Review"... a fine piece of detective work."--Theological Studies"... this is an ambitious and thought-provoking book."--Rachel Fulton, Law and History ReviewContents1. Religion and retributionPart I. The Cultural Formation of Atonement: Biblical Sources:2. Blood which makes atonement3. Accounting for the crossPart II. Making Satisfaction: Atonement and Penalty 1090-18904. The ladder of all high designs5. The wounds of Christ6. Three angry letters in a book7. The moral government of the universe8. The age of atonementPart III. Contemporary Directions in Atonement and Penal Theory9. The gospel and retribution10. Forgiveness, crime and community
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