Description - The Last Judgment by Andrew Skotnicki
In a culture obsessed with law, judgment, and violence, this book challenges Christians to remember that Jesus urged his followers to judge no one, bring harm upon no one, and follow no law save the law of altruistic love. It traces Christian history first to show that Christians of an earlier age took very seriously the gospel injunctions against punitive legal judgment and then how the advent of formal legal codes and philosophical dualism undermined that perspective to create a division between a private Christian spirituality and a public morality of order and legally sanctioned violence. This historical approach is accompanied by an argument that the recovery of a Christian ethic based upon unconditional love and forgiveness cannot be accomplished without the renewal of a Christian spirituality that mirrors the contemplative spirituality of Jesus.
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(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Ashgate Publishing Limited
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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Author Biography - Andrew Skotnicki
Andrew Skotnicki teaches Christian Ethics at Manhattan College in New York City. He is the author of Religion and the Development of the American Penal System, Criminal Justice and the Catholic Church and numerous articles on the theological and ethical dimensions of criminal justice.
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