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Overview In this hard-hitting volume two dozen scholars, activists, military officers, and religious leaders call for an immediate end to the practice of torture, paying particular attention to its use in the American war on terror. Torture Is a Moral Issue begins with background material, including vivid firsthand accounts from a torture survivor and a former U.S. interrogator in Iraq. The heart of the book contains respectively Christian, Jewish, and Muslim arguments against torture, and the final part charts a way forward toward a solution, offering much principled yet practical advice. Included as an afterword is an interview with Darius Rejali, one of the world's foremost experts on torture and democracy.
Publishers Description Twenty-one scholars, activists, military officers, and religious leaders have come together here to underscore that torture is a moral issue, beyond all partisan politics, but also to help religious communities mobilize against it, so that all loopholes permitting torture by any U.S. agencies, whether military or intelligence, might be eliminated.
Torture Is a Moral Issue begins with background material, including accounts from a torture survivor and a former U.S. interrogator in Iraq. Parts two, three, and four encompass the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim responses respectively. Part five offers solutions to this horrific problem and considers what would need to be achieved for specifically U.S. torture to be brought to an end.
Contributors: Taha Jabir Alalwani, William T. Cavanaugh, John Conroy, Edward Feld, David P. Gushee, Yahya Hendi, Scott Horton, George Hunsinger, Adm. John Hutson, Tony Lagouranis, Ellen Lippman, Ingrid Mattson, Ann Elizabeth Mayer, Marilyn McEntyre, Gen. Richard O'Meara, Dianna Ortiz, Louise Richardson, Kenneth Roth, Fleming Rutledge, Melissa Weintraub, Carol Wickersham.
Citations And Professional Reviews Torture Is a Moral Issue: Christians, Jews, Muslims, and People of Conscience Speak Out by George Hunsinger has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Christian Century - 05/05/2009 page 25
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Studio: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2008
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
ISBN 080286029X ISBN13 9780802860293
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More About George Hunsinger
George Hunsinger (PhD, Yale University) is Hazel Thompson McCord Professor of Systematic Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey. He is best known for his critically acclaimed work in Barth's theology and has been president of the Karl Barth Society of North America since 2003.
George Hunsinger has an academic affiliation as follows - Bangor Theological Seminary.