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T/F: Religious believers from a variety of religious traditions are found on both sides of the capital punishment issue.
T/F: Most industrialized countries use the death penalty.
Furman v. Georgia
The Court ruled that capital punishment as currently administered in Georgia violated the 8th amendment against cruel and inhuman punishment.
Gregg v. Georgia
The Court upheld a death sentence for murder.
Those who oppose the death penalty are known as _______________.
Those who favor capital punishment are known as _______________.
_______________________ argue that there is nothing wrong with the death penalty in principle, but there are a variety of procedural problems with the administration of the death penalty.
How much information do the Old Testament Historical Books and Prophets contain on how the death penalty was administered?
T/F: The Mosaic Law as a rule of life is applicable in the same way as it was in Israel in Old Testament times.
T/F: Israel was truly a theocracy in the Old Testament.
T/F: There is an example of a command for capital punishment before the 10 Commandments were given.
T/F: There are exceptions to the life-for-life principle in the Bible.
Are the references to the death penalty in the New Testament typically direct teaching or allusions?
T/F: According to Rae, the demand for justice in using capital punishment is inconsistent with the New Testament emphasis on showing mercy and forgiveness and on vengeance.
T/F: The perpetrator of the Oklahoma City Bombing was administered the death penalty.
In 2007, what U.S. state became the first state in 40 years to abolish the death penalty?
T/F: Convicted Texas murderer Karla Faye Tucker was administered the death penalty.
T/F: According to Rae, mistakes in the justice system involving capital punishment are inevitable.
T/F: Convicted North Carolina murderer Glen Edward Chapman was administered the death penalty.
What was the purpose of war for Israel in the Old Testament?
Accomplish God's purposes
T/F: If God commanded and sanctioned war for Israel in the Old Testament, that means war is justified today.
T/F: God promised Israel the land of Canaan as a national homeland.
T/F: The New Testament reflects a spirit of pacifism.
T/F: The Psalms contain explicit pleas for God to take vengeance on the writers' enemies.
T/F: True pacifists believe that war is sometimes justifiable.
T/F: Rae makes a distinction between "nonviolent" pacifism and "nonparticipation" pacifism.
T/F: The "just war" position holds that participation in war can be morally acceptable under certain conditions.
Who wrote the book What about Hitler and what did the author conclude about the question of whether Adolf Hitler should have been opposed with force?
Robert Brimlow. He shouldn't have been opposed with force
What does it mean when Paul asserts that the state is commissioned to "wield the sword?"
The state legitimately employs force
Waterboarding, an interrogation technique that simulates drowning, was accepted first by which U. S. President for use in "extraordinary circumstances?"
George W. Bush
Who is the philosopher who wrote of the possibility of a "supreme emergency" in his book "Just and Unjust Wars?"
T/F: Dietrich Bonheoffer, German theologian and pastor, opposed the plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler because of his position of nonviolence.
T/F: According to the Just War Theory, citizens can be called upon to support the state in the exercise of its God-given responsibilities as long as the state does not command something that God forbids.
T/F: According to the authors of the CE textbook, research findings indicate that genetics and environment both appear to play a role in sexual orientation and may influence each other.
What writer published a ground-breaking study about human sexuality in the middle of the 20th Century that revealed that homosexual behavior was far more prevalent than most had thought?
T/F: Drawing a clear line between sexual orientation and behavior is legitimately possible.
In dealing with the handful of biblical texts which offer a negative assessment of sexual activity between members of the same sex, is there agreement or disagreement among scholars about what these passages mean?
According to the authors of the CE textbook, when Jesus refers to Sodom and Gomorrah, on what does he focus?
The sin of not offering hospitality to a stranger
According to the authors of the CE textbook, what are the stories of Sodom (Genesis 19:1-11) and Gibeah (Judges 19:16-30) about?
Gang rape and domination
How do the authors of the CE textbook see the two condemnations of same-sex activity in Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13?
More directly relevant since they're not associated with gang rape
T/F: There are a wide range of legitimate interpretive options for the term "male prostitutes" in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10.
What ancient Greek practice involved a sexual relationship between an adult male and a young boy, normally in his early teens?
T/F: In its written statement "Human Sexuality: Gift and Trust" of 2009, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America made a strong stance on homosexual marriage.
What was the first mainline Christian denomination officially to support same-sex marriage?
United Church of Christ
In 2011 what denomination voted to change its constitution in order to allow homosexuals in same-sex relationships to be ordained as ministers, elders, and deacons?
Since the time of the Roman Empire, what has been the dominant Christian position regarding pacifism?
Kill on behalf of the state in certain situations
How many Christian denominations in the United States support capital punishment?
T/F: In the United States, if the victim of a crime is white, the conviction rates are higher and sentences are stiffer than if the victim is black or Hispanic.
What is the only U. S. state in which a jury vote for the death penalty need not be unanimous?
T/F: Since 1980, the Vatican (Roman Catholic Church) has become a strong supporter of abolishing the death penalty.
T/F: Black Christian churches in the United States have been prominent in their opposition to the death penalty.
The University of Michigan Law School found that by June 2000 one out of every how many people on death row had been released because of DNA evidence, recanted testimony, or other new evidence?
In 2000, a moratorium on the death penalty was declared and approved in what state on the basis of evidence leading to the overturn of the convictions of 13 death row inmates?
In 2009, what report was presented to the Administration and Congress, listing the chief needs in the criminal justice system as adequately trained counsel in all capital cases, protections for the mentally ill or disabled from execution, safeguards in habeas corpus, and safeguards against racially biased capital prosecution?
Smart on Crime
T/F: According to the authors of the CE textbook, Christians can legitimately make an argument for retribution in the criminal justice system.
The average death-row exoneration occurs slightly more than how many years after receiving the death sentence?
In what year did Congress put the draft for military service on standby status?
What is the penalty for failure to register with the Selective Service System today?
Fine, imprisonment, or both
T/F: The current law provides for both conscientious objection to all wars and conscientious objections to particular wars.
In what year did the fall and dissolution of the Soviet Union occur?
What U. S. President called Iran, Iraq, and North Korea an "axis of evil"?
George W. Bush
During the presidency of George W. Bush, how much money did the United States add to the national debt because of the Gulf Wars?
Who is a key proponent of the Christian option to war of Pacifism?
Who is a key proponent of the Christian option to war of Realism and Justifiable War?
Who addresses the question of justifiable violence in a revolutionary situation?
T/F: In the standard criteria for a justifiable war, civilians without direct connection with the opponent's war effort can be intentionally attacked.
T/F: In the standard criteria for a justifiable war, it is acceptable for the force used in war to exceed the objective sought if needed.
T/F: In the standard criteria for a justifiable war, success must be guaranteed.
T/F: In the standard criteria for a justifiable war, all other means to achieve a just and peaceful solution must be exhausted before going to war.
T/F: In the standard criteria for a justifiable war, the reason for fighting must be the preservation or restoration of a morally preferable cause against a clearly unjust adversary.
T/F: In the standard criteria for a justifiable war, any defender of justice can declare war.
T/F: Christian realists oppose war in any and all cases.
Custom or habit. Refers to what people do.
Standard or norm. Refers to what people ought to do.
______________ Ethics asks, "What should everyone do?" A particular action is inherently right or wrong.
Who was the key proponent of deontological ethics?
_______________ Ethics asks, "What goals or consequences do I seek with this action?"
Key proponent of utilitarianism
____________ Theory asks, "How would a person of good character act?"
____________ Theory asks, "What do the polls say?" Society determine right/good.
If it feels good, do it! Key proponent:
Key proponents of might makes right.
Key proponent of someone or something is out there.
Key proponent of situationalism.
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