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Hardcover Punishment and Freedom: The Rabbinic Construction of Criminal Law Book

ISBN: 0812240685

ISBN13: 9780812240689

Punishment and Freedom: The Rabbinic Construction of Criminal Law

(Part of the Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion Series)

In Punishment and Freedom , Devora Steinmetz offers a fresh look at classical rabbinic texts about criminal law from the perspective of legal and moral philosophy. Steinmetz holds that the criminal and judicial procedures they describe were never designed to be applied in a real state. Rather, these texts deal with broader philosophical, theological, and ethical conceptions of the law. Through close readings of passages describing criminal procedure...

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