Executed God / Edition 1by Mark Lewis Taylor
Pub. Date: 04/23/2001
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Among abuses that Mark Taylor notes in this "theater of terror" are capital punishment, inordinate sentencing, violations of
Since 1980 the number of prisoners in the U.S. has tripled to over 2 million people, 70 percent of them people of color. Indeed, 3,600 people are 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 25 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. "Remembering the executed Jesus is crucial to mobilizing effective response to ‘lockdown
America' today," says Taylor.
His book convincingly relates the life-engendering power of Goddemonstrated in Jesus' cross and resurrectionto the potential transformation of the systems of death and imprisonment.
Mark Lewis Taylor is Professor of Theology and Culture at Princeton Theological Seminary. Among his publications is Remembering Esperanza: A Cultural-Political Theology for North American Praxis (1990). He is also editor of the Paul Tillich, The Making of Modern Theology (1991), and co-editor of Reconstructing Christian Theology (1996).
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'The Exectued God' stands alone in its accuracy and poignancy. It will stand the test of time, as a book that any concerned and interested person must read.