The Death Penalty: An Historical and Theological Survey

September 27, 2011

What has been the Church’s position on capital punishment? This exhaustive treatment looks objectively at each branch of Christianity by major epoch. Of unusual scope, the book also refers to the larger philosophical, sociological, and political context. Therefore, it is of importance to all believers.

Megivern, James J. The Death Penalty: An Historical and Theological Survey. Mahwah, New Jersey: Paulist Press, 1997.

ISBN 0809104873

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This resource originally was posted on the Catholics Against Capital Punishment (CACP) website, which was turned over to CMN in 2012. For more information on CACP’s history and other resources, click here.