BOOKS: Contemporary Religious Views on the Death Penalty

By edeleon

Anthony Santoro has written a new book about religious perspectives on the death penalty, Exile and Embrace: Contemporary Religious Discourse on the Death Penalty. In describing the book, John D. Bessler, a law professor at the University of Baltimore, said, “Santoro tells the stories of everyone from death row chaplains to bloggers and Bible study participants. In discussing transgression, retribution, and ‘the other,’ he skillfully demonstrates how executions say more about us than about the offenders.” Santoro is a postdoctoral fellow at Heidelberg University in Germany.

(A. Santoro, “Exile and Embrace: Contemporary Religious Discourse on the Death Penalty,” Northeastern University Press, August 2013). See Religion. Read more Books on the death penalty.

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