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Commentary: further points for dialogue on the death penalty, the church, and our profession.
J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2008; 36(4):482-4.JA

Abstract

The invitation to dialogue on the subject of the death penalty is both important for our time and challenging in what it calls forth from us. It forces us to recognize both the fundamental privacy of individual intention and the potential breadth of its reach. It can deepen our sense of responsibility for what happens to others on our account, even in the apparent absence of intention. The astonishing power of the spoken word should be harnessed by cooperative dialogue to focus its consequences more sharply on the demands of justice. We need dialogue to attend faithfully to our deepest obligations and longings.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Connecticut Valley Hospital, Whiting Maximum Secure Service, PO Box 70, Middletown, CT 06457. john.young@po.state.ct.us.

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19092064

Citation

Young, John L.. "Commentary: Further Points for Dialogue On the Death Penalty, the Church, and Our Profession." The Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, vol. 36, no. 4, 2008, pp. 482-4.
Young JL. Commentary: further points for dialogue on the death penalty, the church, and our profession. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2008;36(4):482-4.
Young, J. L. (2008). Commentary: further points for dialogue on the death penalty, the church, and our profession. The Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 36(4), 482-4.
Young JL. Commentary: Further Points for Dialogue On the Death Penalty, the Church, and Our Profession. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2008;36(4):482-4. PubMed PMID: 19092064.
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