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In this paper, Annette Hinton locates restorative justice in the context of specific principles of Christian theology, ethics, and spirituality: respect; justice; healing; restoration; and forgiveness. From her perspective, mediation has a theological foundation and imperative in the Gospel – in the mediating, restoring work of Jesus Christ between fallen humanity and God. Hinton takes these theological principles and connects them with principles and practices of restorative justice that address the harm caused by crime in relation to victims, offenders, and communities.


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