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Paper Prospectus The topic I would like to consider for my paper is a discussion of the impacts that the Bible has had on the dealing of criminals in western culture. I believe that the Bible has had a major impact in the development of the legal systems of the western world; in the acts that we criminalize, and the punishments that are given when those acts are committed. I expect to find in my research that this is indeed true, and that the Bible has indeed affected that punishments dealt for crimes committed for thousands of years. I have a lot of interest in the ethics surrounding criminal acts, and in the origin, which is
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Unformatted text preview: why I am proposing this topic. References: Barzilai, Gad (2007). Law and Religion. Burlington, VT: Ashgate. Ramadan, Hisham (2006). Understanding Islamic law: from classical to contemporary. Lanham, MD: AltaMira Press. Witte, John, and Alexander, Frank (2007). The teachings of modern Orthodox Christianity on law, politics, and human nature. New York: Columbia University Press. Arthur, Gordon (2006) Law, liberty and church : authority and justice in the major churches in England. Burlington, VT: Ashgate....
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course RELG 203 taught by Professor Kaiser during the Spring '08 term at McGill.

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