terça-feira, 7 de fevereiro de 2017

Por Que a Igreja Católica Apoia Sim a Pena de Morte.

No meu livro sobre Guerra Justa eu falo muito rapidamente sobre pena de morte e o catecismo da Igreja Católica, mas cito vários vezes o autor do livro acima Edward Feser, especialmente quando eu discuto se as bombas atômicas contra Hiroshima e Nagasaki foram ou não um ato de guerra justa.

Feser acaba de lançar um livro explicando por que a Igreja Católica apoia doutrinalmente e deve continuar apoiando a pena de morte, apesar do que falaram papas como João Paulo II e Francisco.

O livro de Feser estará disponível em março. Certamente, eu iria falar da argumentação dele, se eu fizesse uma nova edição do meu livro. Feser é sempre brilhante, tomista e certeiro em suas análises.

Comprem o livro dele, e o meu também, hehe.

Abaixo vai o que Feser divulgou sobre o livro dele:

I am pleased to announce the forthcoming publication by Ignatius Press of By Man Shall His Blood Be Shed: A Catholic Defense of the Death Penalty, which I have co-authored with Prof. Joseph Bessette of Claremont McKenna College.  You can order it from Amazon or directly from Ignatius

From the promotional materials:

The Catholic Church has in recent decades been associated with opposition to the death penalty. It was not always so. This timely work recovers, and calls for a revival of, the Catholic tradition of support for capital punishment. Drawing upon a wealth of philosophical, scriptural, theological, and social scientific arguments, the authors show that it is the perennial and irreformable teaching of the Church that capital punishment can in principle be legitimate – not only to protect society from immediate physical danger, but also for purposes such as retributive justice and deterrence. They show that the recent statements of churchmen in opposition to the death penalty are merely "prudential judgments" with which faithful Catholics are not obliged to agree. They also show that the prudential grounds for opposition to capital punishment offered by Catholics and others in recent years are without force.
The extreme statements made by some Catholics in opposition to the death penalty do grave harm to the Church by falsely suggesting a rupture in her traditional teaching, thereby inadvertently casting doubt on the reliability of the Magisterium. And they do grave harm to society by removing a key component of any system of criminal justice which can protect the lives of the innocent, inculcate a horror of murder, and affirm the dignity of human beings as free and rational creatures who must be held responsible for their actions.

By Man Shall His Blood Be Shed is a challenge to contemporary Catholics to move beyond simple-minded sloganeering to a serious engagement with scripture, tradition, natural law, and the actual social scientific evidence, and a faithful exercise of the "hermeneutic of continuity" called for by Pope Benedict XVI.

“Based primarily on the natural law, this excellent and much-needed book will be valuable to Catholics and readers of any faith who ask why capital punishment is justified.”
— J. Budziszewski, Ph.D., University of Texas

“At long last, we have a serious and intelligent look at all aspects of the death penalty — its causes, its justification, its consequences for the victim, the criminal himself, and for civil society.”
— James V. Schall, S. J., Professor Emeritus, Georgetown University

“An illuminating study of a subject often clouded by emotions.  An essential read for anyone who wants to understand this thorny subject.”
— Robert Royal, President, Faith and Reason Institute

“The arguments in this book have clarified many of the contentions of this critical issue in my mind.”
— Fr. Robert A. Sirico, President, The Acton Institute

Um comentário:

Isac disse...

Certas pessoas não podem realmente conviverem em sociedade; possuiriam uma mente criminosa por uma serie de fatores e esses deveriam ficar em prisão perpetua ou conforme o caso, exterminados, caso serial killers.
Já pensou se existisse uns chicoteamentos para bandidinhos comuns, quantos desistiriam da vida criminosa, menos ainda sendo assistidos por "direitos humanos"?