Executed God

Executed God

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by Mark Lewis Taylor
     
 

Winner, Best General Interest Book for 2001, Association of Theological Booksellers

Between 1980 and 2000, the number of prisoners in the U.S. has tripled to over 2 million people, 70 percent of them people of color. Indeed, by 2000, 3,600 people were on America's death rows. This growth industry currently employs 523,000 people.

Among abuses that Mark Taylor

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Winner, Best General Interest Book for 2001, Association of Theological Booksellers

Between 1980 and 2000, the number of prisoners in the U.S. has tripled to over 2 million people, 70 percent of them people of color. Indeed, by 2000, 3,600 people were on America's death rows. This growth industry currently employs 523,000 people.

Among abuses that Mark Taylor notes in this "theater of terror" are capital punishment, inordinate sentencing, violations of fairness in both process and results, racism in the justice system and prisons, prison rape and other terrorizing techniques, and paramilitary policing practices.

With twenty-five years of involvement with prison reform, Taylor passionately describes and explains the excesses and injustices in our corrections system and capital punishment to foster compassionate and effective Christian action. His book convincingly relates the life-engendering power of God - demonstrated in Jesus' cross and resurrection - to the potential transformation of the systems of death and imprisonment.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800632830
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
04/23/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
228
Sales rank:
565,103
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: The Executed God1
Pt. 1The Theatrics of Terror
1Lockdown America: A Theater of Terror18
2Theatrics and Sacrifice in the U.S.-Led Imperium48
Pt. 2A Theatrics of Counterterror
3Way of the Cross as Adversarial Politics70
4Stealing the Show: Way of the Cross as Dramatic Action99
5Way of the Cross as Building Peoples' Movements127
Epilogue: Christian Living: Toward a Fullness of Rebellion155
Notes164
For Further Reading: A Select Bibliography192
Acknowledgments198
Index202

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