The Death Penalty: An Historical and Theological Survey

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Paulist Press, 1997 - Law - 641 pages
Includes information on the death penalty and early Christiantity; movement in the medieval church; The Waldensian "no" and the Thomastic "yes" (Peter Waldes, Alan of Lille, St. Thomas Aquinas, and John Duns Scotus); Renaissance and Reformation dilemmas (six Renaissance popes and the spiral of violence; popes of the Tridentine Reform and the death penalty; Roman executions after the Council of Trent); post-Tridentine troubles and tribulations; englightenment (religious and secular); from Vatican I to Vatican II; the American context; and the U.S. Catholic bishops' turnaround (Catholic anti-death penalty activities proliferate).

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