Life and Death Matters : Seeking the Truth about Capital Punishment

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-01-30
  • Publisher: John F Blair Pub
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Baldwin works in a two-part prison ministry: in one part, he visits with inmates on a personal level; in the other part, he teaches and preaches to people on the outside about the myths and misconceptions about prisons and criminal justice. He is especially focused on the death penalty. His life changed when he discovered that his previous racial attitudes and beliefs about issues such as capital punishment were indefensible. The more he learned, the more Baldwin felt compelled to act.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 9
Prologuep. 13
Growing Up Southernp. 21
Coming Full Circlep. 33
Facing Mortalityp. 41
It's All in the Familyp. 61
The Stubborn Stain of Bigotryp. 75
A Test of Faithp. 84
The Truthiness of the Death Penaltyp. 97
Stacked Against Blacksp. 110
The Three R's-Redemption, Retribution, and Revengep. 123
Fear and Loathing Meetp. 134
Polls vs. Polsp. 142
Moral Relativity, or the Morals of Relativesp. 154
The Evolution of Mythsp. 174
Crucifixion and Capital Punishmentp. 192
Rehabilitation vs. Punishmentp. 206
Who's Your Leader?p. 229
Epiloguep. 249
Notesp. 262
Appendixp. 270
Indexp. 274
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