DeGirolami on Wolterstorff’s View of Punishment in “The Mighty and the Almighty”

Professor Marc DeGirolami has posted this little paper (forthcoming in a symposium volume of the Journal of Marc DeGirolamiAnalytic Theology) on Professor Nicholas Wolterstorff’s recent book, The Mighty and the Almighty: An Essay in Political Theology. Here is the abstract:

This short comment explores Nicholas Wolterstorff’s claims about expressivism and retributivism as justifications for the state’s punishment of criminal offenders in his book, “The Mighty and the Almighty.” It asks two questions about his account of expressivism and retributivism respectively, focusing on his interpretation of the reasons for punishment given by St. Paul in his Epistle to the Romans.

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