Death Penalty Bibliography
Aquinas, Thomas. Summa Theologica II-II, Q 64.
Bailey, Lloyd R. Capital Punishment: What the Bible Says. Abingdon Press, 1987.
Bedau, Hugo Adam, Ed. The Death Penalty in America: Current Controversies., New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.
Berg, Thomas C., "Religious Conservatives and the Death Penalty," William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal 9:1 (Dec, 2000), 31-60.
Berns, Walter. For Capital Punishment: Crime and the Morality of the Death Penalty. New York : Basic Books, 1979.
Blume, John H. and Sheri Lynn Johnson. "Don't Take His Eye, Don't Take His Tooth, and Don't Cast the First Stone: Limiting Religious Arguments in Capital Cases. William
& Mary Bill of Rights Journal 9:1 (Dec, 2000), 61-104.
Böckle, Franz and Jacques Pohier. eds. The Death Penalty and Torture. New York: Seabury Press, 1979.
Calvin, John. Institutes of the Christian Faith. Bk. 2.8 (par 39-40); Bk. 4.20 (par 16, 20). Full text is available on line at www.smartlink.net~douglas/calvin.
Camus, Albert. "Reflections on the Guillotine" in Resistance, Rebellion, Death. New York: Vintage Books, 1995.
Charles, Daryl. "Thoughts on Revenge and Retribution." Touchstone, Dec, 2001.
-----. "Outrageous Atrocity or Moral Imperative?: The Ethics of Capital Punishment" in Studies in Christian Ethics 6.2 (1993).
Dionne, E.J. "Conservatives against the Death Penalty." Washington Post, June 27, 2000, A23.
Donovan, Suzanne with photographs by Ken Light. Texas Death Row. Jackson, MS: University of Mississippi Press, 1997.
Dulles, Avery Cardinal. "Catholicism and Capital Punishment." First Things 112 (April 2001): 30-35.
Foucault, Michel. Discipline and Punish: The Birth of Prison. Trans. Alan Sheridan. New York: Vintage Books, 1979.
Hugo, Victor. The Last Days of a Condemned. London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1840.
John Paul II. Evangelium Vitae ("The Gospel of Life"). 25 Mar 1995.
Koestler, Arthur. Reflections on Hanging. New York: Macmillan, 1957.
Levine, Samuel. "Capital Punishment and Religious Arguments: An Intermediate Approach." William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal 9:1 (Dec, 2000), 179-190.
Loewy, Arnold H., "Religious Neutrality and the Death Penalty." William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal 9:1 (Dec, 2000), 191-200.
Loney, Randolph. A Dream of the Tattered Man: Stories from Georgia's Death Row. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2001.
Marshall, Christopher D. Beyond Retribution: A New Testament Vision for Justice, Crime, and Punishment. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2001.
Megivern, James J. The Death Penalty: An Historical and Theological Survey. New York: Paulist Press, 1997.
Mello, Michael. Dead Wrong. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1999.
Novak, David. The image of the non-Jew in Judaism: An Historical and Constructive study of the Noahide Laws. New York: Edward Mellen Press, 1983.
O'Donovan, Oliver. "The Death Penalty in Evangelium Vitae" in Reinhard Hutter and Theodor Dieter, eds., Ecumenical Ventures in Ethics: Protestants Engage Pope John Paul II's Moral Encyclicals (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1997), 216-36.
Prejean, Helen. "Would Jesus Pull the Switch?" Salt of the Earth, March/April, 1997.
-----. Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States. New York: Random House, 1993.
Rourke, Thomas R. "The Death Penalty in Light of the Ontology of the Person: The Significance of Evangelium Vitae." Communio: International Catholic Review 25 (Fall, 1998), 397-413
Schabas, William A. The Abolition of the Death Penalty in International Law. Cambridge, UK: Grotius Publications, 1993.
-----. The International Sourcebook on Capital Punishment. Center for Capital Punishment Studies, Boston, MA : Northeastern University Press, 1997.
-----. "Islam and the Death Penalty," William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal 9:1 (Dec, 2000), 223-236.
Simson, Gary J. and Stephen P. Garvey, "Knockin' on Heaven's Door: Rethinking the Role of Religion in Death Penalty Cases," 86 Cornell Law Review 1090 (2001).
Skotnicki, Andrew. Religion and the Development of the American Penal System. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2000.
Smith, Brian K. "Articles on Perspectives on Death in Twentieth-Century America-Capital Punishment and Human Sacrifice." Journal of the American Academy of Religion. 68, no. 1, (2000): 3-27.
Snyder, T. Richard. The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Punishment. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2000.
William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal. "Symposium: Religion's Role in the Administration of the Death Penalty." Vol. 9:1 (Dec, 2000), 29-246.
Yoder, John Howard The Christian and Capital Punishment. Newton, KS., Faith and Life Press, 1961.