Christianity organizes thinking about punishment around the value of love. Love requires a focus on the common good and on benefit to the soul or character. Punishments harmful to the soul are to be avoided, and punishments beneficial to the soul are to be favored. This has important implications for the death penalty.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||Punishment & Society|
|State||Published - Jul 1 2003|
- death penalty
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)