Gods Just Vengeance: Crime, Violence and the Rhetoric of Salvation by Timothy GorringeGods Just Vengeance: Crime, Violence and the Rhetoric of Salvation by Timothy Gorringe

Gods Just Vengeance: Crime, Violence and the Rhetoric of Salvation

byTimothy GorringeEditorDuncan Forrester, Alistair Kee

Paperback | May 31, 1996

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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 the atonement interacted and reacted with penal practice. Gorringe argues that atonement theology created a structure of affect that favored retributive policies. He reviews theory and practice in the twentieth century, and makes concrete proposals for both theology and criminal and societal violence.
Title:Gods Just Vengeance: Crime, Violence and the Rhetoric of SalvationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.67 inPublished:May 31, 1996Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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ISBN - 10:0521557623

ISBN - 13:9780521557627

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Table of Contents

1. Religion and retribution; Part I. The Cultural Formation of Atonement: Biblical Sources: 2. Blood which makes atonement; 3. Accounting for the cross; Part II. Making Satisfaction: Atonement and Penalty 1090-1890: 4. The ladder of all high designs; 5. The wounds of Christ; 6. Three angry letters in a book; 7. The moral government of the universe; 8. The age of atonement; Part III. Contemporary Directions in Atonement and Penal Theory: 9. The gospel and retribution; 10. Forgiveness, crime and community.

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God's Just Vengeance examines the relationship between the theologies of atonement and penal strategies.

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"...this is an ambitious and thought-provoking book." Rachel Fulton, Law and History Review