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Punishment and freedom : the rabbinic construction of criminal law

Author: Devora Steinmetz
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2008.
Series: Divinations.
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"In Punishment and Freedom, Devora Steinmetz offers a fresh look at classical rabbinic texts about criminal law from the perspective of legal and moral philosophy. Steinmetz holds that the criminal and judicial procedures they describe were never designed to be applied in a real state. Rather, these texts deal with broader philosophical, theological, and ethical conceptions of the law. Punishment and Freedom is a  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Devora Steinmetz
ISBN: 9780812240689 0812240685
OCLC Number: 183261725
Notes: Ḥeneq and the nature of law -- Noachide law -- Legal principles and prohibitions -- Murder and the social response to wrongdoing -- "And live by them" : Paul and the rabbis -- Law, responsibility, and transformation.
Description: xviii, 206 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ḥeneq and the nature of law --
Noachide law --
Legal principles and prohibitions --
Murder and the social response to wrongdoing --
"And live by them": Paul and the rabbis --
Law, responsibility, and transformation.
Series Title: Divinations.
Responsibility: Devora Steinmetz.
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