Turning away from retribution: How criminology might find inspiration in Christian theology

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Abstract

Criminology is a subject that has always drawn inspiration from a range of other disciplines, be it sociology, psychology, law, biology or even literature. Yet one discipline has been overlooked – theology. This is a surprising oversight as it is a subject similarly interested in ideas of justice, transgression, mercy and forgiveness. In a new edited collection Criminology and Public Theology, the possible relevance of Christian theology is considered, where hope, mercy and restoration are offered as fundamental alternatives to criminal justice orthodoxy.
Original languageEnglish
TypeBlog
PublisherBristol University Press
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2020

Publication series

NameTransforming Society
PublisherBristol University Press

Keywords

  • Retribution
  • Christian theology
  • Theology
  • criminology

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