Death Penalty and Discipleship: A Catholic Adult Faith Formation Resource  -     By: David Matzko McCarthy
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Liturgical Press / 2016 / Paperback

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In Death Penalty and Discipleship, David Matzko McCarthy helps us take a deeper look at capital punishment. He makes use of Scripture, Catholic social teaching, and contemporary issues to show how the church's stance against the death penalty fits with Scripture. In this insightful and challenging resource, McCarthy encourages us to follow the call of Pope Francis to live out the love and mercy of God for all the world.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 68
Vendor: Liturgical Press
Publication Date: 2016
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.38 (inches)
ISBN: 0814648096
ISBN-13: 9780814648094

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David Matzko McCarthy’s Death Penalty and Discipleship is a faith formation resource to help communities and individuals reflect more deeply on capital punishment. It incorporates Scripture, Catholic social teaching, and contemporary issues that focus on the meaning of God’s self-giving in Jesus Christ and the implications of God’s redemptive work in our lives. McCarthy shows how the church’s stance against the death penalty fits with Scripture, even passages such as "an eye for an eye..." (Lev 24:19-20); he attends to the teachings of Jesus and draws out themes of restorative justice; and he concludes by locating work to end the death penalty within St. John Paul II’s call for a new evangelization.
God loves the world and gives himself to the world, and we are called to share God’s justice and mercy with others. In this insightful and challenging resource, McCarthy encourages us to follow the call of Pope Francis to live out the love and mercy of God for all the world.

Author Bio

David Matzko McCarthy, PhD, is the Father Forker Professor of Catholic Social Teaching in the theology department at Mount St. Mary's University. He is the coeditor of Where Justice and Mercy Meet: Catholic Opposition to the Death Penalty (Liturgical Press, 2013), and the founding editor of the Journal of Moral Theology.

Editorial Reviews

David McCarthy’s Death Penalty and Discipleship is an accessible, practical resource that is perfectly designed for use in study groups, parishes and classrooms. Yet while engaging and accessible with its video clips reference and reflection questions, it is written by one of the American Church’s most important theologians. Therefore its biblical and theological arguments are precise and attuned to the history of Christian thought, even while engaging and accessible. This rich book will reward users, and is a perfect example of placing theological expertise at the service of the people of God.
            William C. Mattison III
            The Catholic University of America

Willful murder is a heinous crime; it cries to God for justice. Yet, God did not require Cain’s life for having spilt Abel’s blood. While God certainly punished history’s first murderer, he nevertheless put a mark on him to protect Cain from those wishing to kill him to avenge Abel’s murder (cf. Gn 4:15). Like Cain, the condemned prisoner on death row—for all the evil of his crimes—remains a person.  Human dignity—that of the convicted as well as our own—is best served by not resorting to this extreme and unnecessary punishment. As Death Penalty and Discipleship:  A Faith Formation Guide makes clear: Modern society has the means to protect itself without the death penalty.
            Archbishop Thomas Wenski
            Archdiocese of Miami

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