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- Cambridge University Press
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.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Cambridge Studies in Ideology and Religion Series , #9|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.67(d)|
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.