Religious Conservatives and the Death Penalty

By Thomas C. Berg / William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal 9(1), 31-60, on 1 January 2000

In this Essay, Professor Thomas C. Berg examines how religious conservatives, especially Roman Catholics and evangelical Protestants, have dealt with the recent concerns over the death penalty. Part I of the Essay documents how Roman Catholics and evangelical Protestants traditionally approach the death penalty.Part II analyzes the particular theological arguments and practical concerns that will be most effective in persuading religious conservatives to oppose the death penalty.

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  • Countries list United States
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