God's Just Vengeance: Crime, Violence and the Rhetoric of Salvation Paperback

Crime, Violence and the Rhetoric of Salvation

by Timothy Gorringe (University of Exeter);


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God's Just Vengeance: Crime, Violence and the Rhetoric of Salvation

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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 atonement interacted and reacted with penal practice. Drawing on the work of Norbert Elias and David Garland, the author argues that atonement theology created a structure of affect which favoured retributive policies. He ranges freely between Old Testament texts, St Anselm, and eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British social history, to show the integral connection between sin and crime, the legal and the moral. The question arises if the preaching of the cross not only desensitised us to judicial violence but even lent it sanction. The last two chapters review theory and practice in the twentieth century, and Timothy Gorringe makes concrete proposals for both theology and criminal and societal violence.

God's Just Vengeance: Crime, Violence and the Rhetoric of Salvation by Timothy Gorringe (University of Exeter) was published by Cambridge University Press in March 1996 and is our 27132nd best seller. The ISBN for God's Just Vengeance: Crime, Violence and the Rhetoric of Salvation is 9780521557627.

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Page last updated 3rd December 2016
Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherCambridge University Press (March 1996)
EditorDuncan B. Forrester;Alistair Kee
Weight380g
Number of Pages296
Thickness17 mm
Height216 mm
Width138 mm
ISBN9780521557627
ISBN-100521557623
Product Code11337
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