A Protestant Purgatory: Theological Origins of the by Laurie Throness

By Laurie Throness

How did the prison get its identify? Why did the English impose lengthy felony sentences? Did type and financial clash particularly lie on the center in their correctional approach? In a groundbreaking learn that demanding situations the assumptions of contemporary legal justice scholarship, Laurie Throness solutions many questions like those by means of exposing the deep theological roots of the judicial associations of eighteenth-century Britain. The booklet deals a scholarly account of the passage of the penal complex Act of 1779, combining meticulous cognizance to aspect with a sweeping theological review of the century ahead of the Act. however it isn't just an highbrow heritage. It tells a desirable tale of a broader spiritual stream, and the folk and ideology that encouraged them to create a brand new establishment. The paintings is unique since it is predicated so thoroughly on unique assets. it's mystical since it mingles heavenly with earthly justice. it really is authoritative as a result of its explanatory strength. Its anecdotes and insights, poetry and music, offer fascinating glimpses into one other period surprisingly normal to our personal. Of specified curiosity to social and criminal historians, criminologists, and theologians, this paintings also will attract a much broader viewers of these who're drawn to Christianity's influence on Western tradition and institutions.

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