Source: (1994) Stimulus 2 (August): 43-55.

Marshall explores issues pertaining to the relevance of New Testament theology and ethics in relation to public opinion and public policy on crime and punishment. Toward this end, he covers the following topics: the social context of New Testament writers with respect to laws, criminals, courts, police, and prisons; God’s saving justice as the essential context for thinking about crime and punishment; Jesus as the justice of God; the place of punishment in New Testament teaching; and, for followers of Jesus, the imitation of God’s forgiving mercy and saving justice as manifested in Jesus.