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Navigating the rapids

Death Penalty | A biblical strategy for examining capital punishment and other debates
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 11/15/13, 01:00 am

Unsurprisingly, my Oct. 19 stories and sidebars about the death penalty drew lots of reader response, favorable and unfavorable: See this week’s Mailbag for examples of both. For those who missed the articles, I was essentially saying that capital punishment isn’t wrong but life imprisonment without parole is a legitimate substitute. 

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When it comes to capital punishment, the Bible knows best

Death Penalty
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 10/18/13, 03:50 pm

Editor’s note: Marvin Olasky’s cover story in the Oct. 19 issue of WORLD magazine focuses on what the Bible says about the death penalty and what life is like on death row. In a series of 10 columns here on wng.org (posted Oct. 7–18), Marvin addresses public policy issues involving deterrence, discrimination, and arbitrariness in capital punishment.

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Condemned prisoners' last words

Death Penalty
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 10/17/13, 10:50 am

Editor’s note: Marvin Olasky’s cover story in the current issue of WORLD magazine focuses on what the Bible says about the death penalty and what life is like on death row. In a series of 10 columns here on wng.org (posted Oct. 7–18), Marvin addresses public policy issues involving deterrence, discrimination, and arbitrariness in capital punishment.

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