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Is Torture Ever Justified?
Publication Date:
11/1/2006
Pages:
0
Session(s)
1
Product Type:
Internet Download
Adult Study
Product Number:
TC0059

Since 2003, our nation has been involved in a protracted debate about acts of torture and about the motivations that might exist for undertaking them.

There are two primary questions under discussion in the current debate about torture: First, does the U.S. government employ torture? Second, should the U.S. government employ torture? We will consider each in turn. Participants will be encouraged to consider these questions from the perspective of Christian faith. It is recommended that participants read the handout before the session, as there is much to discuss.

David P. Gushee is Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics and Director of the Center for Theology and Public Life at Mercer University. One of the leading voices in American Christianity today, he is the author or editor of more than twenty books, including A Letter to My Anxious Christian Friends: From Fear to Faith in Unsettled Times. An award-winning blogger for Religion News Service, he is the President-Elect of the American Academy of Religion and President of the Society of Christian Ethics. Visit his website at www.davidpgushee.com.


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