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Capital punishment, abolition and Roman Catholic moral tradition

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The last fifty years have seen a turn in the Catholic Church's public attitude toward capital punishment. From openly defending the right of the state to kill malefactors, the Church has become an outspoken opponent. What accounts for this? How can it be reconciled with Catholic tradition? Should the current teaching be called a 'development of doctrine'? Can we expect further change? These questions shape this thesis.

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Faculty of Theology
Publication date:
2000
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
602363183
URN:
uuid:352bddad-62d7-4621-9043-b603afdc5855
Local pid:
td:602363183

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