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

Claiborne, Shane, 1975- author. (Author).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jefferson County Public Library - Madison 261.8336 CLA (Text) 39391006752206 Nonfiction Available -
Schricker Main Library 261.8336 CLA (Text) 30032010681325 NEW ADULT Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780062347374
  • ISBN: 0062347373
  • Physical Description: 313 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: San Francisco : HarperOne, 2016.

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Summary, etc.: "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Capital punishment > Religious aspects > Christianity.
Capital punishment > United States
Executions and executioners > United States.
Restorative justice > United States.
Punishment > United States
RELIGION > Christian Life > Social Issues.
RELIGION > Spirituality.
LAW > Criminal Law > Sentencing.

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