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Author Brugger, E. Christian, (Eugene Christian), 1964-

Title Capital punishment and Roman Catholic moral tradition / E. Christian Brugger.

Publication Info. Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, [2003]


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  241.697 B891C    Check Shelf
Description x, 281 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-270) and index.
Contents pt. I. Sorting out the issues. The present teaching of the Magisterium. The Catechism of the Catholic Church ; Evangelium vitae ; Veritatis splendor ; Theological anticipations ; Conclusion and a problem -- The justification of punishment. Punishment in the Catechism ; Strict retributivism ; Utilitarian accounts -- pt. II. The history of the Church's teaching. The death penalty and Scripture. Old Testament ; New Testament -- The patristic consensus. Pre-Constantinian writings ; Post-Constantinian writings -- The medieval testimony. The clergy prohibition ; Changing attitudes ; The Decretum Gratiani ; Pope Innocent III and the Waldensian oath ; Thomas Aquinas ; John Duns Scotus -- Sixteenth century to the present. The traditional teaching: consolidation and development ; The Church's turn toward opposition -- pt. III. Rethinking the Church's traditional notion of justifiable homicide. Capital punishment and the development of doctrine ; With what authority? ; The idea of development of doctrine ; Moral doctrines and the infallible Magisterium ; Development of non-irreformable doctrines -- Toward an ethical judgment that capital punishment is intrinsically wrong ; The new position of the Catechism developed ; A reformulated Catholic teaching on killing.
Subject Capital punishment -- Religious aspects -- Catholic Church.
Capital punishment -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Catholic Church -- Doctrines.
ISBN 026802359X alkaline paper
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